Nominations have just opened for the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up
for Science. This is one of the highlights of our year – a chance for the
scientific community to recognise the work of an individual who promotes
sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing
difficulty or hostility in doing so.

Now in its fifth year, the prize is named in honour of Sir John Maddox FRS, who was editor of *Nature* for 22 years and a founding trustee of Sense about Science. A passionate and tireless communicator and defender of science, Maddox engaged with difficult debates, inspiring others to do the same.

To nominate someone for the prize or find out more, please visit

The closing date for nominations is 1 August 2016. Winners will be announced at a reception in London, as well as in *Nature*, and will receive £2,000.

Dr Chris Peters, Scientific Liaison, Sense About Science