David Mellor

Director of Policy Initiatives, COS

David leads the incentive programs at Center for Open Science. Our strategy is to improve rigor by aligning scientific rewards in publishing and funding with transparent research practices. Implementing practices covered by the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP, cos.io/top) Guidelines include specifying in advance how data will be collected and analyzed with preregistration (cos.io/prereg), conducting peer review before results are known with Registered Reports (cos.io/rr), and signaling adherence to best practices with badges (cos.io/badges).  

David received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University. His research interests cover the behavioral ecology of cichlid fish, citizen science, and reproducibility. Find David online at https://osf.io/qthsf/ or @EvoMellor