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David Mellor

Recent Posts

TOP Factor at 2,000 Journals: A Growing Resource for the Scientific Community
Launched in January 2020, TOP Factor has grown to include evaluations of over 2,000 journal policies. TOP Factor evaluates journal policies for their alignment with the standards...
Tags: TOP Guidelines, Transparency & Reproducibility, Open Science, TOP Factor
Looking Back on the Prereg Challenge and Forward To More Credible Research
Just over three years ago, we launched the Prereg Challenge with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as an education campaign designed to initiate preregistration...
Tags: Preregistration
Towards minimal reporting standards for life scientists
Transparency in reporting benefits scientific communication on many levels. While specific needs and expectations vary across fields, the effective use of research findings...
Tags: Scholarly Publishing, Research Best Practices, TOP Guidelines
The Landscape of Open Data Policies
Note: This post was updated on November 7, 2018 to reflect the changes recently implemented by Wiley, described here. The original version of this post can be found on the ...
Tags: Scholarly Publishing, Research Best Practices, TOP Guidelines, Transparency & Reproducibility
Three More Reasons to Take the Preregistration Challenge
Faster reviews, more journals, and encouragement from funders. As you may already know, the Preregistration Challenge is our ongoing education campaign to encourage...
Tags: Transparency, Preregistration, Reproducibility
Next Steps for Promoting Transparency in Science
Springer Nature just added over 2,100 of their journals as signatories to the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, published in Science in 2015. Let that sink in....
Tags: publishing, Transparency, TOP
Interview with Prereg Challenge Award Winner Dr. Allison Skinner
Dr. Allison Skinner is a postdoctoral research associate in the Social Cognitive Development lab and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington....
Tags: Preregistration, Research, Challenge
Open Science and the Marketplace of Ideas
Our mission at COS is to make science more reproducible and dependable. Our strategy to achieve that mission is to make the research process more transparent so that those who...
Tags: Transparency, Preregistration
The Content of Open Science
Over the past three years, we’ve seen the beginning of a culture change toward more open and transparent research practices. Major funders are mandating more access to scientific...
Tags: Science, Transparency, Preregistration, Reproducibility, Open