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.

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Maddox Prize 2017 nominations

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a ...

GM wheat trial AMA

Got a plant science question? Tweet @senseaboutsci using #plantsci, or email us Professor Christine ...

Making Sense of Forensic Genetics

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

Algorithms in decision-making

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

The end of the anti-lobbying clause

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

Evidence, expertise, and facts in a “post-truth” society

The Oxford English Dictionary may have made post-truth its word of the year, but the events of 2016 were ...

Evidence Matters

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Ben Goldacre

Sense about Science calmly asks for evidence for extraordinary claims

Gemma Arrowsmith

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

Simon Singh

Curiosity is at the heart of what makes us great.

Derren Brown

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

Nick Ross

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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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 commissioned 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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