David Mellor

As the Director of Policy at the Center for Open Science (COS), David oversees strategies to align scientific ideals with actual policies in publishing and funding. COS’s mission is to reform the process of science that too often hinders the transparency and reproducibility of research outcomes. To achieve this goal, David works with funders, publishers, and researchers to adopt the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, which include standards for data sharing, comprehensive reporting, and registering empirical research to address biases in analysis and reporting. These initiatives seek to grow a culture of openness and collaboration in the scientific community.

David’s research background is in behavioral ecology, citizen science, and metascience. He received his doctorate from Rutgers University.