This week’s INSPIRING STEM PODCAST episode has as its guest, Euan Adie who is CEO at Overton.io. Euan has a background in bioinformatics and a wide range of expertise in research impact measurements including alternative publication metrics and social media engagement.
Overton is a London based company that tracks and indexes the research, ideas and influences behind governmental policies worldwide. Overton works with global policy organisations including various United Nations agencies and European Union think tanks. A recent LSE Blog article describes more of Overton's work.
Before Overton, Euan founded and ran Altmetric, the company that tracks the attention given to scholarly works online. Altmetric was acquired by Digital Science in 2015.
We explore the challenges in determining policy impact that is not typically direct and has fewer associated publications compared with research outputs. We consider also, how traditional publishers can best support what are essentially, intergovernmental deliberations seen through a science-policy interface.