Overton for research administrators

See where your institution is influencing policy worldwide

Overton collects millions of policy documents and links them to the research, people and other policy documents that they quote or reference. You can quickly see where your work may be influencing or changing practice in the real world.

See where the research from your university is being cited in policy

Find and evidence case studies, and gain a better understanding of your institution’s pathways to impact

Find influential organisations to engage with

Get alerts to stay on top of new policy mentions

Why Overton? 

We’re the world’s largest searchable policy database, typically returning 3x more data than similar products – we’re especially strong in the social sciences and clinical and translational medicine.

We track everything from white papers to think tank policy briefs to national clinical guidelines, and automatically find the references to your scholarly research, academics and other outputs. We look for the names of any researchers on expert panels, who are quoted in policy documents, who give evidence to committee hearings and more.

Importantly we also find the links between policy documents – often research is picked up by intermediaries like think tanks and agencies – giving you unparalleled insight into how your institution is engaging with policymakers.

What do you get?

  • Access to nearly 5M full text policy documents and guidelines from 29,000 organisations in 185 countries
  • Our powerful web interface which allows you to search full text, track specific DOIs or researchers and get an overview of your institution’s policy activity
  • Friendly, responsive support from a team who are passionate about supporting evidence informed policy and the researchers driving it
  • Summary reports, Powerpoint slides and email alerts to stay on top and quickly report on new policy that references your work
  • CSV exports, RSS feeds and API access to quickly bring the data into your own systems
  • The ability to request new sources of data to be tracked, we commit to quickly adding up to 7 sources within 7 days for you each year
  • Site licence for institutional subscriptions

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