Public health experts in service of journalism.

The SMC’s mission is to improve the public understanding of science by ensuring that the news media has easy access to the very best experts and evidence when science hits the headlines.

About us

The UK Science Media Centre has its roots in the influential House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee third report on Science and Society, which sought to renew public trust in science after media frenzies on GM Crops and MMR. Established in 2002, it is an independent press office with a database of 3000 top quality scientists prepared to engage with journalists.

The Centre proactively makes the best scientists available to:

-Answer journalists questions on topical controversies 

-Comment on breaking news and challenge misleading claims

- Assess new scientific findings, highlighting caveats and limitations 

-Publicise new science in a measured and accurate way 

The SMC’s philosophy is:

“The media will DO science better when scientists DO the media better.”

About us

The UK Science Media Centre has its roots in the influential House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee third report on Science and Society, which sought to renew public trust in science after media frenzies on GM Crops and MMR. Established in 2002, it is an independent press office with a database of 3000 top quality scientists prepared to engage with journalists.

The Centre proactively makes the best scientists available to:

-Answer journalists questions on topical controversies 

-Comment on breaking news and challenge misleading claims

- Assess new scientific findings, highlighting caveats and limitations 

-Publicise new science in a measured and accurate way 

The SMC’s philosophy is:

“The media will DO science better when scientists DO the media better.”

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