Voice of Young Science

VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers across Europe 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, policymakers and the public, this active community of 3,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.

Credit: Andrew West

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Interested in in standing up for science, asking for evidence, attending a workshop or getting involved in our campaigns? Join today! For more info, contact Sanjana (sanjana@senseaboutscience.org)


Getting your research into parliament

We've collaborated with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and Taylor & Francis ...

Standing up for Science workshops Ireland

Join us for our Standing up for Science workshops at the Black Box Belfast on 23 February. Find out ...

An interview with Britt Hermes

Britt Hermes is a former naturopath who, since leaving the profession in 2015, has been a vocal critic ...

Peer review workshop

Find out about peer review. Debate challenges to the system. Discuss the role of peer review for scientists ...

London VoYS workshop

The next Standing up for Science workshop is at the Wellcome Collection, Wednesday 14 November. Join ...

Haven’t the Foggiest

A VoYS campaign to challenge the misleading use of meteorological terms and rise of crazy weather stories. ...


Our workshops encourage early career researchers to make their voices heard in public debates about science. During these full-day events, participants meet scientists who have engaged with the media and learn from respected science journalists, hear from policymakers on how to inform policy and talk about involving the public in communicating research with public engagement experts. 

Apply for our London workshop

Voices of VoYS

Hear about what the network is up to from VoYS members themselves as well as testimonials from workshops across the continent.

Read about VoYS member activities


VoYS has a strong network of researchers across the EU and runs workshops across member states every year. 

Find out more about the activities of VoYS EU

VoYS Ireland

We are building the Voice of Young Science network in Ireland to cultivate an ethos of responsibility for public discussion in the next generation of Irish researchers and give them the confidence and the know-how to do it. Researchers, organisations and universities interested in being part of this should get in touch with our VoYS Ireland coordinator Ilaina at ilaina@senseaboutscience.org

Apply for our Ireland workshops


VoYS mythbusting and evidence-hunting campaigns take on misrepresentation and misunderstanding of scientific issues in public discussion. VoYS member Mabon Ellis uses his design skills to challenge common misconceptions.


Standing up for Science

A lively and informal guide to the media written by VoYS members for other early career researchers. Published: 2006 All ...

Standing up for Science 2

More tips for early career researchers on how to talk to the media and stand up for science in public ...

Peer Review: the nuts and bolts

A guide to peer review written by early career researchers for early career researchers. Published ...

Nice words

VoYS is not only about finding new ways to talk about science, it's about breaking the mould.

Edward Parker

VoYS is a perfect platform for ECRs to voice their thoughts.

Nida Siddiqui

The VoYS workshop is a fascinating insight into the workings of the news media.



Interested in becoming a partner? Email Sanjana (sanjana@senseaboutscience.org)



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