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.
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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.
We wanted to find out what the think tank landscape looked like around the world. So, in this series we’ll use the Overton data to understand how think tanks are influencing policy, one country at a time.
We spoke with Jonathan Breckon to learn about knowledge brokerage, influencing policy and the potential for technology and data to streamline the research-policy interface.
This week marks 75 years since the founding of the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is a cherished institution in the United Kingdom, and is considered by many as the backbone of British society, providing free, universal healthcare to its...
The 22nd of June 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Windrush passengers arriving in the UK. In this blog we’ll take a look at the policy relating to the Windrush generation; specifically publications related to the scandal in which the...
New experimental research from academics at UCL explores how academic scholarship influenced government educational policy during the Covid pandemic, evaluating to what extent policy makers used the ‘best’ available research.
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.