Sense about Science (SaS) is an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. SaS advocates openness and honesty about research findings, and works to ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public discussion and policymaking.
With a database of over 5,000 scientists, from Nobel prize winners to postdocs and PhD students, they work in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence. Through award-winning public campaigns, Sense About Science share the tools of scientific thinking and scrutiny. Their growing international Voice of Young Science network engages hundreds of early career researchers in public debates about research and evidence. Their activities and publications are used and shaped by community groups, civic bodies, patient organisations, information services, writers, publishers, educators, health services and many others.
SaS also encourages early career scientists to get invovled in the organisation, through Voice of Young Science (VoYS). VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers across Europe committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and engaging with the media, policymakers and the public, this active community of 3,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists
In 2012, SfAM became a Voice of Young Science Workshop partner, supporting all the workshops that will take place throughout the UK. As partners, we are provided five priority places at each workshop. Look out for updates if you'd like to take part.
SfAM also participated in the first ever UK Parliament Evidence Week in 2018, which was organised by SaS and the UK Houses of Parliament. This initiative brought together people from all walks of life with parliamentarians and research services to talk about why evidence matters.