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

Dear Priscilla and Mark

26th September 2016 Dear Priscilla and Mark You are making a wonderful contribution in your ple...

Join us on 1st November

On Tuesday 1st November we're going to parliament to make the case to parliamentarians, ministers...

RAND report

RAND Europe has undertaken a review for Sense about Science and the Nuffield Foundation, ‘Socia...

The post-truth debate

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

The ugly truth

The 2015 Sense about Science lecture focused on the need to encourage accountability and the depl...

The John Maddox Prize

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostillity in doing so.

More about the John Maddox Prize
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Nice words

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

Sense about Science challenges bogus claims, urban myths and misleading twaddle.

Prue Leith

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

Nick Ross

Curiosity is at the heart of what makes us great.

Derren Brown

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. Published: 4 June 20...

Plant science questions?

Tweet to @senseaboutsci using #plantsci, or email ...

Understanding health research

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

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.

Curious? Visit the website
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