Understand the pathways to policy impact
Overton collects millions of policy documents and links them to the research, people and other policy documents that they quote or reference. Overton is used by researchers to study the dynamics of real world policymaking and also to track the impact of their own work on policy.
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 the dynamics of policymaking.
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