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...
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.
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.
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.
Edit on 16th August: we realised that our initial figures didn't take into account self citations (documents citing documents from the same think tank) and have corrected the table. The ranking of think tanks in the top 10 has changed.
We wanted to...
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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.