Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Public Engagement Partnerships
For more than a decade, Sense About Science has been helping the public to make sense of evidence and take part in scientific discourse. Misinformation is easy to spread, and once it is out in the public realm, hard to correct. But not all misinformation is the result of poor science. Often it begins with a simple misunderstanding. Our goal is to create an environment that supports clear and open public discussion about research and its findings.
While most credible scientific bodies are firmly behind the notion of public engagement, many lack the resources or the experience to effectively communicate with the public. That’s where we come in. Over the past two years, we have engaged in a number of highly successful Public Engagement Partnerships, helping scientists to communicate their research findings simply and accurately.
We do this by engaging our network of supporters; made up of some 6,000 specialists plus a vast range of community, civic and scientific groups who generously share their time and expertise. With their help, we review the material to be released, and through workshops and feedback sessions, help to ensure that it is formulated in a clear and coherent way. We help to ensure that the public’s questions are heard -– and answered.