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November 2014European Chief Scientific Adviser post - no longer
Join Simon Singh and the Libel Reform Campaign in Belfast to hear discussions the people of Northern Ireland cannot hear due to the archaic state of the law of libel.
Today we're putting politicians, companies, NGOs and individuals on notice that they should expect to be asked for evidence soon as we launch Ask for Evidence Online.
October 2014GM in Europe, it's not what you think
Discussions in Europe have been around GM as a corporate issue which ignores its use in publicly funded research.
Respond to the World Health Organisation's consultation on reporting results of clinical trials before 15th November.
On 28th October Professor Robbie Waugh, Dr Glenn Bryan, Professor Jonathan Jones, Professor Ottoline Leyser and Dr Huw Tyson will be answering your questions about new genome editing techniques.
Europe's medicines body listened to us and made it easier for researchers to do their jobs.
September 2014VoYS member wins science communication award
This week Mumsnet, the UK’s biggest network for parents, is featuring Ask for Evidence as its “Campaign of the Week”.
The University of Sheffield group ‘Science in Policy’ has organised a free science-policy conference to be held on the 7th November 2014.
August 2014Two job opportunities at Sense About Science
We have two new vacancies
European medicines body seems to want to control publication of analyses of data about side effects of drugs
July 2014No plans to promptly count the dead: The Government replies to our letter
We’ve just received a reply to the letter we sent over a month ago to the Prime Minister saying that the official statistics on deaths in England and Wales are wrong.
Diets on the internet: You might as well make them up
We and many organisations across Europe have written to President elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to ask him not to abolish the post of Chief Scientific Advisor. Our letter is in response to a call from environmental NGOs to “scrap this position.
New Ask for Evidence work with teenagers
The Defamation Act 2013 must be extended to Scotland. Can you join us in Edinburgh on Thursday 17th July at 5 pm?
The Medical Innovation Bill, a private member’s bill that has been taken up by the government, aims to prevent doctors from being sued for negligence when they use a novel or innovative treatment. It passed Second Reading in the Lords on 27th June 2014 and now goes to Committee.
Today we are launching the Spanish translation of Sense About Homeopathy.
June 2014But does it make us safer?
Sense About Science, the Royal Statistical Society and charities including Samaritans, INQUEST and Scottish Cot Death Trust have written to the Prime Minister calling for him to change the law so that deaths are recorded on the national register without delay. Currently, sudden infant deaths, drug related deaths, suicides, deaths in prison or police custody and unexplained deaths can take up to two and a half years to be registered, so statisticians, public health officials and researchers don’t know about them.
We are running four sessions at the EuroScience Open Forum conference in Copenhagen, 21st – 26th June. Join us if you can.
The EMA is going to remove on-screen-only access clause from its data sharing policy