The AllTrials campaign, launched in 2013, calls for all clinical trials to be registered and their results reported. Elsevier has since 2014 supported the development of the AllTrials campaign to drive greater clinical transparency.
Sense About Science
Since 2006, Elsevier has partnered with Sense About Science (SAS), an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policy making. Their unique program of events and publications has worked to promote an understanding of peer review, data and trust in science among journalists, policymakers and the public, as well as to engage and inspire early career researchers to stand up for science in public debates around the world.
Data science: a guide for society
With daily headlines touting the promise of big data and AI in predicting everything from the path of the next epidemic to end-of-season league positions of football teams to who is most likely to commit a crime, Sense about Science was asking what people needed to know in order to evaluate these claims. Browse the new public guide to data science, and learn how it supports a better dialogue between decision makers, researchers and the public.
Sense About Science has been working on peer review debates for more than a decade, reaching the public through debates and publications. In 2009, we joined forces with SAS for one of the largest ever international survey of authors and reviewers on peer review. In 2019 we have partnered to explore not only the changes in how research is conducted, but also how peer review is done, and how researchers communicate these findings. Read the full report, Quality, trust & peer review: researchers’ perspectives 10 years on.
Engaging early-career researchers
Since launch, SAS' growing Voice of Young Science (VoYS) network attracted over thousands early career researchers to workshops around the world, a programme that has been partnered by Elsevier and over 30 learned societies and institutions
around the world. The VoYS ethos of standing up for science, pursued through myth busting publications and promoting scientific scrutiny and peer review, receives a lot of media attention, which has helped it become a network with its own momentum, attracting new members every day.
Read our Stories
- International survey finds researchers want research outputs to be accompanied by better quality indicators 16 September 2019, Press release
- Growth in data and questions on quality are increasing researcher workload, finds new study from Elsevier and Sense about Science 21 August 2019, Press release
- New guide can help the public ask the right questions about data science claims 27 June 2019, Anders Karlsson, Elsevier Connect
- How to drive public engagement with your article: introducing the new Sense about Science guide 23 November 2017, Abigail Jones, Elsevier Connect
- Science hoaxes: Why do we fall for them – and who benefits? 1 April 2015, Lucy Goodchild van Hilten, Elsevier Connect
- New book challenges ‘the absurd rules that blight our lives’ 3 July 2014, Chris Peters, PhD, Elsevier Connect
- AllTrials campaign and petition support greater clinical trial transparency 23 June 2014, Síle Lane, Elsevier Connect
- A PhD candidate writes about a VoYS workshop 30 July 2013, James Steele, Elsevier Connect
- Chinese guide to peer review 10 May 2013, Julia Wilson, Elsevier Connect
- Booklet helps public understand peer review 8 February 2013, Julia Wilson, Elsevier Connect
- Fact-finding mission to China provides key insights 22 September 2011, Tracey Brown, Editors Update