Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. We advocate openness and honesty about research findings, and work to ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public discussion and policymaking.

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Making Sense of Nuclear

What's changed in the debate? This guide is an exploration of what seems to have changed and to have ...

AllTrials review of pharmaceutical company policies

The AllTrials review of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies’ trial registration and reporting ...

Evidence Matters EU

On 21st June 2017 over a hundred citizens from across Europe went to the European parliament. 16 of them ...

Peer Review Week 2017

We're taking part in the annual celebration of peer review along with groups, researchers and publishers ...

Tracey Brown OBE

In June 2017 our director Tracey Brown was awarded an OBE for services to science. Tracey has been the ...

Algorithms in decision-making

The House of Commons science and technology committee launched an inquiry into 'Algorithms in decision-making' ...

Evidence Matters

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Sense about Science calmly asks for evidence for extraordinary claims

Gemma Arrowsmith

Sense about Science has never lost a campaign it's taken on.

Ben Goldacre

Curiosity is at the heart of what makes us great.

Derren Brown

Sense about Science has hugely influenced, helped and improved the relationship between scientists, science and the public.

Professor Dame Bridget Ogilvie

Having witnessed so much commitment, energy and impact, I am proud to be involved with Sense about Science.

Simon Singh

Voice of Young Science

VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and engaging with the media, this active community of 2,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.

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Latest Resources

Making Sense of Forensic Genetics

What can DNA tell you about a crime? Forensic genetics is an increasingly complex field and its use ...

RAND report

Sense about Science and the Nuffield Foundation worked with RAND Europe to provide an overview of emerging ...

Understanding health research

In August 2016, the University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit launched Understanding ...

Ask for evidence

Ask for Evidence is our public campaign to help people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies.

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