Policy impact is one of the most ‘efficient’ routes to REF stars - a fact which has not gone unnoticed by the Higher Education sector in the UK. In this blog, Overton reflects on the previous REF exercises, the challenges that persist and what the...
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Citing research-based evidence in policymaking more often is a no-brainer. After all, it stands to reason that making and delivering decisions that affect the public should be well reasoned using the latest objective information available. However,...
Overton’s data featured in new report: Investigating the effects of open sharing commitments during Covid-19
A new report, entitled ‘From intent to impact: Investigating the effects of open sharing commitments’, jointly published by the Wellcome Trust, Gates Foundation and UKRI has made use of Overton’s policy document data to support their analysis.
On 20th September 2022, we travelled to Turku, Finland for the annual Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy conference, to meet colleagues from across the sector and present a short lightning talk and poster. Our presentation focussed...
We want to make it easier to trace the evolution of policy, not just from academic research to policy, but also the links between policy documents themselves.
If you missed us at the EARMA 2022 conference in Oslo earlier in May, never fear – there are lots more opportunities to meet the Overton team over the coming month!
This week, we're heading to Oslo for the EARMA 2022 conference. We're really excited to be be attending an in-person conference after a long hiatus, and to participate in discussions on research support in the new normal – the theme of the event.
Overton's database of policy document is extensive – at the time of writing, we have 6,069,397 policy documents from 30,644 policy organizations – and we're adding more all the time. On top of making their full text searchable we categorize and...
What is Overton
We help universities, think tanks and publishers understand the reach and influence of their research.
The Overton platform is the world’s largest searchable policy database, with almost 5 million documents from 29k organisations.
We track everything from white papers to think tank policy briefs to national clinical guidelines, and automatically find the references to scholarly research, academics and other outputs.