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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Publications and resources

You can browse all of our publications and resources, including our 'Making Sense of' series and 'Sense Abouts'.

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All publications and resources

Making Sense of StatisticsMaking Sense of Statistics
This guide is not a lesson in statistics. It provides the questions to ask and identifies the pitfalls to avoid to help us get behind news stories that use statistics.
 
Detox DossierDetox Dossier
 
Making Sense of TestingMaking Sense of Testing
The guide presents a few insights and highlights common misconceptions about having health tests and scans.
 
Making Sense of ScreeningMaking Sense of Screening
The guide addresses misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and the calculation of benefits and harms to bridge the gap between the active debates of the scientific community and the concerns raised by the public.
 
Making Sense of RadiationMaking Sense of Radiation
Together with scientists, engineers and medical professionals we identified some of the tools that they themselves rely on to help deliver a clearer picture of what radiation is, what it does and what it can't do.
 
Making Sense of GMMaking Sense of GM
In the guide scientists and agriculturalists explain what is the genetic modification of plants and why scientists are doing it, putting GM into the context of developing plant breeding.
 
Public Views on Scientific EvidencePublic Views on Scientific Evidence
Ipsos MORI study conducted for Sense About Science
 
Making Sense of Weather and ClimateMaking Sense of Weather and Climate
We worked with climate and weather scientists to review how weather and climate issues are discussed in media coverage and policy debates and address what they noticed were frequent misunderstandings.
 
I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying ItI've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It
A guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments











 
Standing Up For ScienceStanding Up For Science
A guide to the media for early career researchers
 
Standing Up For Science IIStanding Up For Science II
A guide to promoting good science and fighting misinformation
 
There Goes the Science Bit...There Goes the Science Bit...
 
Peer Review and the Acceptance of New Scientific IdeasPeer Review and the Acceptance of New Scientific Ideas
 
2007 Celebrities and Science Review2007 Celebrities and Science Review
 
Sense About Bird FluSense About Bird Flu
 
2010 Celebrities and Science Review2010 Celebrities and Science Review
 
2009 Celebrities and Science Review2009 Celebrities and Science Review
 
2008 Celebrities and Science Review2008 Celebrities and Science Review
 
2006 Celebrities and Science Review2006 Celebrities and Science Review
 
Debunking DetoxDebunking Detox
 
Sense About Systematic ReviewsSense About Systematic Reviews
 
Sense About The Energy GapSense About The Energy Gap
 
Sense About HomeopathySense About Homeopathy
 
Sense About Brain GymSense About Brain Gym
 
Sense About ChiropracticSense About Chiropractic
 
Sense About Anti-EMF ProductsSense About Anti-EMF Products
 
Reforming Libel: What must a Defamation Bill achieve?  Reforming Libel: What must a Defamation Bill achieve?
 
So you've had a threatening letter. What can you do?So you've had a threatening letter. What can you do?
 
What should a Defamation Bill contain?What should a Defamation Bill contain?
 
2011 Celebrities and Science Review2011 Celebrities and Science Review
 
Peer review: The nuts and boltsPeer review: The nuts and bolts
 
Sense About Lie DetectorsSense About Lie Detectors
An introduction to lie detector technologies.
 
2012 Celebrities and Science Review2012 Celebrities and Science Review
Once again we have been charting the rise and fall of celebrity fads, endorsements and claims about science and evidence. We’ve asked scientists to review a selection of the dubious claims sent to us throughout the year. This is not just an opportunity to talk science to the latest fads – celebrity comments travel far and fast, so it’s important that they talk sense about issues like dangerous dieting and medical treatments.
 
I Don't Know What to Believe: US versionI Don't Know What to Believe: US version
 
Sense About Genetic Ancestry TestingSense About Genetic Ancestry Testing
This guide will help you make sense of the scientific claims behind genetic ancestry testing.
 
Making Sense of Food AdditivesMaking Sense of Food Additives
The guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around food additives and suggests straightforward ways to evaluate them.
 
Evidence Based Medicine MattersEvidence Based Medicine Matters
 
I Don't Know What to Believe: Chinese versionI Don't Know What to Believe: Chinese version
 
Making Sense of UncertaintyMaking Sense of Uncertainty
 
I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying ItI've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It
 
Making Sense of Drug Safety ScienceMaking Sense of Drug Safety Science
 
2013 Celebrities and Science Review2013 Celebrities and Science Review
 
I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Croatian versionI've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Croatian version
This public guide is a Croatian translation of our guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
 
I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Italian versionI've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Italian version
This booklet is an Italian translation of our guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
 
I've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Latin American Spanish versionI've Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It: Latin American Spanish version
This booklet is a Latin American Spanish translation of our guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
 
Making Sense of Chemical Stories, 2nd EditionMaking Sense of Chemical Stories, 2nd Edition
 
HomeopatiaHomeopatia
 
Ask for Evidence - Spoof DietsAsk for Evidence - Spoof Diets
 
Synnwyr am brofion llinach genetigSynnwyr am brofion llinach genetig
Bydd y canllaw hwn yn eich helpu i wneud synnwyr o'r gwyddioniaeth a'r dystiolaeth tu ôl i brofion llinach genetig.
 
Making Sense of CrimeMaking Sense of Crime
 
Making Sense of AllergiesMaking Sense of Allergies
 
Making Sense of Screening slideshowMaking Sense of Screening slideshow