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Sense about Science

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Sense about Science is an independent charity that promotes the public interest in sound science and evidence. Founded in 2002, Sense about Science works with decision-makers, world-leading researchers and community groups to raise the standard of evidence in public life. It focuses on socially or scientifically difficult issues where evidence is neglected, conflicting or misunderstood.

OUR VALUES

Sense about Science promotes the public interest in sound science, rather than advocating for understanding and loving science, or for the funding of science. We believe that science and evidence are how we can describe what the world is and how we want it to be. When people don’t have access to the evidence on the issues that affect them it leaves them without the ability to advocate for the interests of themselves, their families, and their communities. Evidence is a tool, and we believe that everyone has a right to it.

OUR MISSION

  • We engage and mobilise people to pursue high standards of evidence in public life.
  • We challenge organisations and politicians to be transparent about the evidence they use and provide a clear chain of reasoning.
  • We work with researchers to equip the public, policymakers and media with good questions and insights into evidence, particularly on difficult issues.

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