Campaigns and news

Our campaigns challenge the misrepresentation of evidence in public life and advocate open and honest discussion of research findings. Find out how you can get involved, read our latest news, and check out our upcoming events on this page.
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Latest news

‘What Counts?’: an inquiry into obtaining and using evidence for Covid-19 decisions

Sense about Science launches ‘What Counts?’: an inquiry into obtaining and using evidence for Covid-19 …

Call on your MP to support transparency

  This week two parliamentary committees have written to government, calling for transparency behind …

Engaging with uncertainty

How people handle uncertainty is the biggest worry researchers and politicians raise with us. Here …

The case for Responsible Handover

How do education authorities end up firing ‘failing’ teachers based on an algorithm using flawed …

Seen a claim? #AskforEvidence

Every day we hear from celebrities, commentators, companies, organisations and politicians who tell us …

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…
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The story of AllTrials

Patterns in data

In recent years, phrases like ‘big data’, ‘machine learning’, ‘algorithms’ and ‘pattern recognition’ have started slipping into everyday discussion. We’ve worked with researchers and experts to generate an open and informed public discussion on patterns in data across a wide range of projects.

See our work on patterns in data

The Libel Reform campaign

It all started in 2009 when science writer Simon Singh was sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. Within months, more than 20,000 people from the worlds of science, journalism, publishing, comedy, literature and law had signed our call for an urgent review of English libel law. Read about our involvement.

Visit the Libel Reform Campaign website



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