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John Maddox Prize 2021 Winners Announcement

Dr Elisabeth Bik, a passionate advocate of research integrity, awarded 2021 John Maddox Prize for outstanding …

Why is the John Maddox Prize important?

With the discourse around major global challenges such as climate change and Covid-19 becoming increasingly …

New research shows MPs more worried than the public about evidence U-turns

MPs more worried than the public about evidence U-turns Ipsos MORI research conducted with Sense …

Peer Review: the nuts and bolts 2

A guide for understanding the peer review process and the role it plays within society.  Published: …

Talking about Covid conspiracy theory

Useful approaches for constructive conversations about Covid conspiracy theories. Published: 16 June …

Making Sense of Uncertainty: the slide guide

During the coronavirus pandemic we have seen a huge need for a greater shared understanding in how we …

John Maddox Prize 2021

The John Maddox prize is a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the leading international scientific journal Nature. The Prize has been awarded annually since 2012 to researchers who have shown great courage and integrity in standing up for science and scientific reasoning against fierce opposition and hostility. Each year there is one or two winners, and an additional prize for an early career researcher.

The prize brings into the spotlight the difficulty faced by many who fight to share the results of research evidence, and inspires and encourages people the world over to do the same.

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