Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
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October 2015Annual Lecture podcast
September 2015A cipher machine used to hide secrets will be auctioned to help reveal medical secrets
We are delighted that Simon Singh, science writer and Sense About Science trustee, is auctioning his WW2 cipher machine to raise money for the AllTrials campaign and Good Thinking. The M-209 is a mechanical cipher machine used by the US military during the Second World War.
It’s the inaugural Peer Review week, running from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October.
Ahead of her Sense About Science lecture, our director digs around the evidence with some uncomfortable concerns about accountability in public life
Sense About Science is starting an inquiry into the delayed publication and suppression of government research.
We are recruiting for this new post to support Sense About Science’s campaigns - including AllTrials, Ask for Evidence and the Libel Reform Campaign - and our policy and responsive work.
We’ve been working with young people to help them develop the skills they need to critically assess claims online and prevent the spread of unquestioned information.
August 2015Become 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.
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 2015Pharma 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.
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.