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.
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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.
For the past few months, I have been working with the Overton team to understand the makeup of materials indexed in the Overton database and the nature in which they cite academic literature. I’m pleased to announce that the results of this analysis...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made use of Overton's policy document data to support their analysis in a recent publication, 'Macroeconomic Research in Low-income Countries: Advances Made in Five Key Areas Through a DFID-IMF...
A team of researchers at Sciencemetrix made use of Overton's data to run a large-scale study of the uptake of cross-disciplinary research in policy documents. Their analysis has been published in Quantitative Science Studies this month – you can...
The Covid-19 pandemic saw the global scientific community come together at unprecedented speed to respond to the evolving situation. For policymakers trying to make sense of the flurry of research outputs, it was a daunting prospect.
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