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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2017 John Maddox Prize

Women’s health champion, Dr Riko Muranaka, awarded the 2017 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science Dr ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Yes it's that time of year again. To help you with your seasonal shopping, we've collected recommendations ...

Public engagement: a practical guide

Involve the public. And involve them early. A practical guide for researchers on involving the public ...

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 ...

Public engagement partnerships

Our public engagement team draws from extensive networks and over a decade of working on some of ...

Evidence Matters

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

Prue Leith

Sense about Science calmly asks for evidence for extraordinary claims

Gemma Arrowsmith

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 never lost a campaign it's taken on.

Ben Goldacre

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

Professor Dame Bridget Ogilvie

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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Public engagement partnerships

Our public engagement team draws from extensive networks and over a decade of working on some of ...

Public engagement: a practical guide

Involve the public. And involve them early. A practical guide for researchers on involving the public ...

Making Sense of Forensic Genetics

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

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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