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Staff Profile: Amy Chou (Dr)


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Amy Chou (Dr)
Lee Wee Nam Library
50 Nanyang Avenue NS3-05-43
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639798
(65) 6513-8550

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Amy is a member of the Open Science and Research Services Team at NTU Library since 2020. She provides Open Science advocacy and research services (e.g. conducting Data Management Plan writing workshops, organising events on Open Access and Data Sharing, coordinating citation reports for faculty's Promotion & Tenure exercises). She is passionate about imparting research data management best practices to the academic community. She is also the Business Project Manager for the launch of Research Data Storage System (RDSS) at NTU.

Prior to this, she was a Medical cum Scholarly Communications Librarian at the National University of Singapore from 2016-2020. She gave talks on research data documentation and storage at Research Compliance and Integrity Townhalls and post-graduate lectures at the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering. Before entering librarianship, she spent a year as Scientific Officer at a clinical diagnostics laboratory, managing a research database and operations. She also has 8 years of post-doctoral research experience at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, during which she mentored 1 PhD and 3 honours students.

She is currently a member of the Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAPAssociation.

Skills & Interests


  • Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, 2021
  • NICF - Data Governance and Protection (SF), NUS-ISS, 13-15 May 2020
  • Data Analytics and Visualisation for Managers, NUS SCALE, 18-20 Sep 2019
  • Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians Institute, Sydney, Australia, 12-16 Nov 2018


  • Research Data Alliance 19th Plenary meeting, Seoul, South Korea, 20–23 Jun 2022 (Online)
  • Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Summit, Florida, USA, 14-17 May 2019

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • BSc (Cell and Molecular Biology), Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore

Publications, Presentations & Works

Selected publications:

  • Pu FC, Kho SY, Low KK, Chou A. Researcher Unbound and National University of Singapore (NUS) Libraries' Evolving Role in Supporting University Research: Going Beyond Service. In Fernández-Marcial, V., & González-Solar, L. (Ed.), Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries, 216-246. IGI Global, 2021. 
  • Chou AM, Sem KP, Lam WJ, Ahmed S, Lim CY. Redundant functions of I-BAR family members, IRSp53 and IRTKS, are essential for embryonic development. Sci Rep 7, 40485 (2017).
  • Chou AM, Sae-Lim V, Hutmacher DW, Lim TM. Tissue Engineering of a Periodontal Ligament-Alveolar Bone Graft Construct. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 21: 526–534, 2006.

Guides contributed by Amy