Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
VoYS mythbusting and evidence hunting campaigns have shown the impact that early career researchers can have on raising the quality of science in public discussions.
VoYS campaigns have included calling up companies to ask for the evidence behind product claims and working with medics in Africa to pressure the World Health Organisation to condemn the promotion of homeopathy for serious diseases in Africa.
Their campaigns have received wide media coverage and highlight the need to question the evidence, promote scientific reasoning and stand up against bad science. They illustrate that young scientists have a strong voice and you do not need to be an expert to make a difference and encourage public scrutiny.
Email Victoria for details on how you can be involved in VoYS campaigns.
Apply now for the first Peer Review Workshop of 2014, to be held in London on 25th April. Details here.
Read case studies from VoYS members who asked for evidence behind negative claims used on supermarket products.
Read about 2013's Peer Review: the nuts and bolts workshops, held in London, Brighton and Newcastle.
Want to join the VoYS network? You can sign up here.