Monday, 13 January 2014

BHA: Ask For Evidence Campaign

We are supporting the Ask for Evidence campaign, which aims to hold companies, politicians, commentators and public bodies accountable for the claims they make.

The campaign has been launched by Sense About Science, the charitable trust that works to enable members of the public to make sense of scientific claims made in public discussion. The campaign encourages ordinary people to write to organisations and public figures which make scientific claims, to ask them for the relevant evidence.

You don’t need to be a scientist to take part – if you see a claim made by a company, public figure, campaign group, media outlet, or official body, which does not present any evidence in support of it, you can contact them to ask that they provide the evidence. You can send a request using an Ask for Evidence postcard, or by using the campaign’s online form. You can also let the Ask for Evidence campaign know that you are doing this, so that they can help.