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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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 ...

2017 John Maddox Prize

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

Transparency of evidence: spot check

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

Public engagement: a practical guide

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

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 ...

The John Maddox Prize

Nominations are open for the 2018 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.

Nominate for the 2018 prize
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Evidence Matters

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

Simon Singh

Sense about Science calmly asks for evidence for extraordinary claims

Gemma Arrowsmith

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

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

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 2,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.

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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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