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Mathematical models are receiving an unprecedented amount of attention as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attention that is, perhaps, not entirely welcomed by the scientists in the modelling community if the recent article, Five ways to ensure that models serve society: a manifesto, published in the 25 June issue of the journal, Nature, is anything to go by. The article was written by a group of 22 scientists, headed up by sensitivity analysis expert and Open Evidence researcher, a spin-off of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Andrea Saltelli.

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