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News and Comment

August 2015

Become an Ask for Evidence ambassador

Sense About Science is recruiting six ambassadors to represent the Ask for Evidence campaign and give talks to different groups across society.

Letter to Scottish Government from research organisations

28 research organisations have written an open letter to the Scottish Minister for Rural Affairs Mr Richard Lochhead in response to his plan to ban GM in Scotland.

July 2015

Pharma company investors call for clinical trials transparency

We’re delighted to announce that investors representing more than €3.5 trillion in assets are supporting the AllTrials campaign.

New edition of Making Sense of Screening launched

Public expectations about screening still don’t match what screening programmes can deliver.

June 2015

GM field trial threatened by vandals publishes results

Scientists ready to answer your questions on new study results.

Allergies Q&A with Mumsnet

Post your allergy questions on the Mumsnet forum to be answered by the experts.

Launch of Making Sense of Allergies

Confusion about allergies is putting people needlessly at risk say experts and medical charities

Sense About Science helps develop website that makes research publicly accessible

Live Q&A – what is putting our potatoes at risk?

Live plant science panel Q&A on Monday 22nd June between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

May 2015

New science advice plan for Europe

April 2015

No place for crime fiction in policy

UK election manifestos are misleading voters on crime and evidence.

Got questions about fracking?

Get them answered by an expert in our next live online Q&A

WHO calls for all clinical trial results to be published

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made it unambiguously clear that researchers have an ethical imperative to make results from all clinical trials – including past trials – publicly available.

What do MPs think of RCTs?

Our survey of MPs’ attitudes has found unexpected support for using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to test social policy. It also found tensions over fairness, and a preference for personal stories when talking to the public.

March 2015

University of Sheffield joins the plant science panel

The University of Sheffield department of Animal & Plant Sciences today joins plant science specialists in coming together to respond directly to people’s questions and concerns on issues around plant science as part of the Sense About Science plant science panel.  From the Ash Dieback disease to GM crops, from bees and pesticides to super potatoes, plant science and associated areas are continuously hitting the headlines.

Ask for Evidence is coming to Sheffield

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