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Science Media Center

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Science Media Centre

an independent press office helping to ensure that the public have access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media when science hits the headlines

For Journalists

The Science Media Centre provides journalists with what they need in the timeframe they need it, from interviews with leading experts to timely press briefings on topical issues.

for scientists

As well as providing advice and support to scientists already engaging with the media, the Science Media Centre runs events to introduce experts to what that involves.

for press officers

Primarily a press office, the Science Media Centre works closely with press officers from universities, industry, research funders and leading science and engineering institutions.

expert reaction to european court of justice ruling on national courts deciding that vaccines may cause adverse reactions, even in the absence of scientific evidence

The European Court of Justice has ruled that judges are able to consider that vaccination may lead to the development of an illness, in the absence of scientific evidence. This ruling was made in relation to a case in France of a man claiming that a hepatitis B vaccination he received led to the development of multiple sclerosis. read more

read Fiona Fox’s blog

on science and the media

latest blog entry: "letter to Sir Jeremy Heywood asking for clarification of purdah rules for scientists"

for the public

The Science Media Centre is a service for national news journalists. If you are a member of the public, and have a question about science, you could try: