The hidden side of clinical trials

Watch the AllTrials TEDx talk on YouTube

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Evidence matters to the public

Join us on 1st November at Parliament to make the case

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Plant Science Panel

Insecticides, biofuels, GMOs …

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'The Ugly Truth'

by Tracey Brown, director of Sense About Science

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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.

To find out more about our Partnership programme, please email us: [email protected] or download this PDF file