Sense About Science is an independent charity that promotes the public interest in sound science and evidence.
Their many worthwhile activities include:
  • The John Maddox Prize, which recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility)
  • Voice of Young Science, a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers across Europe committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science and changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.
They also deliver in-person Standing up for Science and Quality and Peer Review workshops to hundreds of PhD students and early postdoctoral fellows around the country. Events in Exeter, Norwich, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh are already confirmed.
These workshops give ECRs the confidence and skills to contribute their expertise to public debate on science issues, and tackle misrepresentation in the media. They also provide the opportunity to explore how peer review works, how young researchers can get involved, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.
If you are an early career researcher you can apply for your free place at the next workshop before 18 May.