Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro, staff Scientist at IAA-CSIC, is expert on the study of the effect of the environment in galaxy evolution using multiwavelength and especially radioastronomical techniques. She coordinates the participation of Spain in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an ESFRI Landmark Project with potential for fundamental advances in Astrophysics, Physics and Astrobiology; when completed, this radiotelescope will be the world’s largest generator of scientific data. Lourdes is external advisor of the SKA Coordination Group in charge of defining the requirements of the SKA Regional Centres (SRC), that will take the science data products that will emerge from the SKA Observatory to the final state required for science analysis. She led the first Spanish bottom-up e-Science initiative (Andalusian e-Science), coordinated the “Astronomy” work package of Wf4Ever (EC FP7), and is PI of the CSIC funded SKA-Link project, working on the definition of a set of best practices to be considered in the design of the SRCs, with the ambition of making SKA become an exemplar in Scientific Methodology. When Chair of the Panel Universe for the Starting Grants she gave a Seminar at the ERC entilted "Love for Science or Academic Prostitution" much related with the topics of this session.