Campaigns and news

Our campaigns challenge the misrepresentation of evidence in public life and advocate open and honest discussion of research findings. Find out how you can get involved, read our latest news, and check out our upcoming events on this page.

Credit: TEDx. 2016

Latest news

Unreported trial of the week

The AllTrials campaign is publicising one clinical trial that hasn’t reported results every week in ...

AllTrials open letter to the FDA

The AllTrials campaign have sent an open letter to the FDA ahead of the launch of the latest clinical ...

Transparency of evidence: spot check

Transparency of evidence: a spot check of government policy proposals July 2016 to July 2017. How ...

Patterns in data

In recent years, phrases like ‘big data’, ‘machine learning’, ‘algorithms’ and ‘pattern ...

AllTrials review of pharmaceutical company policies

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

Evidence Week 25-28 June

The first ever Evidence Week brings together people from all walks of life with parliamentarians and research services to talk about why evidence matters. An initiative of Sense about Science, the House of Commons Library, POST, and House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, held in partnership with SAGE Publishing.

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Campaign news

On 14 September 2016, the UN released a landmark report calling on governments worldwide to pass legislation requiring clinical trials to be registered, and their methods and results to be fully reported. “It is fantastic that the UN has today added its voice to the call for more clinical trial transparency,” said Dr Sile Lane our director of campaigns and policy. “The UN’s report sets out many of the problems that the nearly 700 organizations who are part of the AllTrials campaign are striving to fix, and proposes some real solutions. Anyone who is not already working to overcome these problems should join us now.”

Get involved, visit the ALLTrials website

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…

The story of AllTrials

The Libel Reform campaign

It all started in 2009 when science writer Simon Singh was sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. Within months, more than 20,000 people from the worlds of science, journalism, publishing, comedy, literature and law had signed our call for an urgent review of English libel law. Read about our involvement.

Visit the Libel Reform Campaign website

Public engagement projects

Our latest public engagement project was working alongside EUROFORGEN researchers to address public confusion in the area of forensic genetics. We helped to create a public guide which shares what DNA analysis can currently do in the criminal justice system, what its limitations are, and what might be possible in the future. 

Download Making Sense of Forensic Genetics pdf

Patterns in data

In recent years, phrases like ‘big data’, ‘machine learning’, ‘algorithms’ and ‘pattern recognition’ have started slipping into everyday discussion. We’ve worked with researchers and experts to generate an open and informed public discussion on patterns in data across a wide range of projects.

See our work on patterns in data



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