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David Mellor

Director of Policy Initiatives

David Mellor works at the Center for Open Science on initiatives for publishers, journals, funders, and researchers to conduct more reproducible research. Outlined in the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP, Guidelines, these steps include data sharing, preregistration, and replication. Before coming to COS, he worked at Virginia Tech with citizen scientists by building collaborative, online platforms. He received his degree from Rutgers in Ecology and Evolution. Find him online at and