I'm one of the organisers of a new ESRC-sponsored seminar series, Spaces of Evidence, being led by Linsey McGoey at Essex. This will examine different varieties of evidence, in domains such as healthcare, economic policy and development policy, including RCTs and new forms of data. The series will run for a couple of years, and result in various online outputs over time. It already has a blog, twitter feed and facebook page, if anyone would like to stay abreast of how it develops. I'm planning to organise an event at Goldsmiths for the autumn, on the changing face of economic evidence, what constitutes 'good' economic evidence for a policy, and how alternative models of policy evidence (such as NICE) are being imported into social and economic government. Watch this space.