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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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.
The short answer: yes - everywhere from clinical guidelines to food and drug safety reports to Interpol bulletins.
Predatory publishers are a growing phenomenon in academia and there is concern that their publications are being used in policymaking....
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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.