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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Peer Review Survey 2019

Over the past 10 years, much has changed. Technological advances are transforming not only how research …

Research TO DO list: How can we improve the quality of peer review and research

For Peer review week 2019 we have formed a Research ‘TO DO’ list through a series of blog posts from …

UK Geoenergy Observatories

UK Geoenergy Observatories Since 2018, Sense about Science has been working with the British Geological …

Sense about Science Awarded EU Grant 

Sense about Science is very pleased to be part of a new Europe-wide project to look into how people weigh …

The John Maddox Prize

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing …

Peer review workshop

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

Evidence Week 24th June

Evidence Week returned from the 24-26thJune 2019 and brought together MPs, peers, parliamentary services and people from different walks of life across the UK to talk about why evidence matters.

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The John Maddox Prize

The 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.

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Evidence Matters

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Curiosity is at the heart of what makes us great.

Derren Brown

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

Simon Singh

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

Professor Dame Bridget Ogilvie

Sense about Science has never lost a campaign it’s taken on.

Ben Goldacre

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

Nick Ross

Ask for Evidence animations

Watch our #AskforEvidence animations

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 3,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.

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Latest Resources

Patterns in data

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

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 …

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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