Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
News and Comment
July 2015New edition of Making Sense of Screening launched
Public expectations about screening still don’t match what screening programmes can deliver.
June 2015GM field trial threatened by vandals publishes results
Scientists ready to answer your questions on new study results.
Post your allergy questions on the Mumsnet forum to be answered by the experts.
Confusion about allergies is putting people needlessly at risk say experts and medical charities
Live plant science panel Q&A on Monday 22nd June between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
May 2015New science advice plan for Europe
April 2015No place for crime fiction in policy
UK election manifestos are misleading voters on crime and evidence.
Get them answered by an expert in our next live online Q&A
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.
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 2015University 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.
February 2015MPs find EU regulation on GMOs not “fit for purpose”
Our popular guide to genetic ancestry testing is now available in Welsh.
Live plant science panel Q&A on Friday 27 February between 1 and 2pm.
January 2015Join us at AAAS
We're hosting a workshop, drinks reception and two sessions at this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, 12th - 16th February. Join us if you can.
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Researchers might benefit from the prospect of being able to use an evidence based approach in at least some member states.
We are recruiting for this new post to run the AllTrials campaign and parts of other Sense About Science campaigns and responsive work.