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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How-to: Getting your research into the European Parliament

Sense about Science and Taylor & Francis have created a free guide to getting research into the European ...

10½ things you may not know about side effects

Did you know that your herbal remedy can damage the effectiveness of your prescribed drugs or that grapefruit ...

Equipped to Decide

Findings from a roundtable discussion asking: ‘Are we looking at what people need to know?’

Become an Ask for Evidence ambassador

Sense about Science is recruiting 20 new volunteer ambassadors around the UK to lead the Ask for E ...

Maddox Prize 2018

The winners of the 2018 Maddox Prize are Professor Terry Hughes and Britt Hermes

Public engagement: a practical guide

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

Evidence Week 24th June

Evidence Week is returning on the 24th June and will bring together MPs, peers, parliamentary services and people from all walks of life across the UK to talk about why evidence matters. You can find out more about last year’s event below.

See the programme

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.

2018 prize winners
Credit: Nature

Evidence Matters

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

Prue Leith

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

Simon Singh

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

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

Ben Goldacre

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.

Get involved

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.

Curious? Visit the website
Credit: Royal Society

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