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 policy making.

News & Comment

Transparency of evidence

Transparency of evidence: an assessment of government policy proposals May 2015 to May 2016. Can someone ...

The end of the anti-lobbying clause

The government has thrown out the anti-lobbying clause. Today the government has published a new set ...

2016 John Maddox Prize

Pioneer in understanding of human memory, Professor Elizabeth Loftus awarded the 2016 John Maddox ...

Evidence Matters

On 1st November 2016 one hundred people from across the country went to parliament. 15 of them spoke on ...

The post-truth debate

One offshoot of the Brexit aftermath that is particularly disturbing is a growing obsession with the ...

Medicine from plants - ask your questions

Professor Sarah O’ Connor from the John Innes Centre, held a fantastic ‘AMA’ (Ask Me Anything) ...

Evidence Matters

Nice words

Sense about Science has done more on a charity shoestring than any official campaign to improve understanding of science.

Nick Ross

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

Professor Dame Bridget Ogilvie

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

Ben Goldacre

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

Simon Singh

Sense about Science calmly asks for evidence for extraordinary claims

Gemma Arrowsmith

For the Record

We monitor the news every day. When we see a story where scientific evidence is misrepresented in a way we think may cause confusion or alarm, we get in touch with an expert in that field and ask them to take a look and, if necessary, set the record straight. Our For the Record columns have tackled claims from junk food causing allergies to coffee protecting against cancer.

Is cannabis really a causal mechanism for developing schizophrenia?

Latest Resources

Making sense of allergies

What allergies are (and aren't) and the evidence for causes and treatments. Allergies are frustrating, ...

Plant science questions?

Our plant science panel offers direct access to a pool of 50+ independent researchers who will answer ...

RAND report

RAND Europe collaborate with Sense about Science and the Nuffield Foundation: ‘Social change and public ...

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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