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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


you can find all of our output on the COVID-19 pandemic here

COVID-19 Vaccine Media Hub

a new global initiative to provide fact checkers and journalists with the best evidence on COVID-19 vaccines

Advice for researchers experiencing harassment

supported by Taylor & Francis Group, the SMC have published advice for researchers experiencing harassment

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 hot topics.

for scientists

The SMC runs free events to introduce experts to the news media.  We also provide advice and support to scientists on media engagement.

for press officers

The SMC is an independent press office for science, working closely with press officers from universities, scientific companies, research funders and leading science and engineering institutions.

read Fiona Fox’s blog

on science and the media

latest blog entry: "Festschrift for Colin Blakemore FRS"

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: