New research from scholars at the Keck School of Medicine within the University of Southern California uses the Overton data to explore how tobacco related social media research is used to inform policy decisions on smoking in the US.
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We've updated our Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) filter on Overton, to make it more precise and help our users better understand the impact they're having in priority areas. In this blog we explore the importance of the SDGs and how we’ve...
New research from academics at the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw University of Technology uses Overton data as a baseline to highlight the increase in publications related to climate change, to help them understand how to improve the tracking...
We spoke with Professor Dorothée Baumann-Pauly to find out what it takes to do impactful research, the process of influencing decision-makers and the problem of measuring change through proxy measures.
In this blog post Overton analyst Kat Hart talks about her experience of attending the European Summer School for Scientometrics (ESSS), reflecting on what she learned at the conference.
Overton has launched a micro-grant to fund academic research into policy. Here Overton’s founder Euan Adie explains our motivation and rationale for supporting researchers in this field.
Rivers are essential for sustaining ecosystems, providing freshwater resources, supporting agriculture, facilitating transportation and offering recreational opportunities. Humans are heavily reliant on rivers, but also subject to how they respond...
We’re excited to announce that our latest project, the Areas of Research Interest (ARI) database has just gone live! This database lets researchers and civil servants search, browse or analyse research questions from government.
The Overton app has many functions across different industries in the research and policy sectors. It's used widely within Higher Education, where it has applications in teaching, research, impact assessment and communications. In this blog we...
We spend a lot of time at Overton collecting the evidence that governments around the world are using to make decisions, and we’ve been learning a lot about policy engagement as a result.
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 over 9 million documents from 31k 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.