David Mellor

David Mellor leads the policy and incentive programs at the Center for Open Science in order to reward increased transparency and reduced bias in scientific research.

These include policies for publishers and funders in the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines (TOP: cos.io/top); preregistration to increase clarity in study design and analysis (cos.io/prereg); removing publication bias with Registered Reports (cos.io/rr); and recognizing increased transparency with badges (cos.io/badges).

Before coming to the Center for Open Science, Dr. Mellor worked with citizen scientists to design and implement authentic scientific research during his post-doc at Virginia Tech (collaborativescience.org) and as the Director of Advising in the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University. He received his dissertation in citizen science and the behavioral ecology of cichlid fishes from Rutgers University.