Dr David Moher is a senior scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where he directs the Centre for Journalology. He is also an Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair. Dr Moher received an MSc in epidemiology and PhD in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. Dr Moher spearheaded the development of reporting guidelines including the CONSORT and PRISMA statements; he directs the Canadian EQUATOR centre. Dr Moher led a program to develop a set of core competencies for scientific journal editors. He leads an active program investigating deceptive journals and a program to investigate alternatives for assessing scientists in academic medicine. Dr Moher has received approximately $100 million dollars in peer reviewed funding throughout his career. He has been recognised six times as one of the most highly influential biomedical researchers in the world: Clarivate Analytics in two categories: Social Science and Clinical Medicine (formally Thomson Reuters).