New Online Archive of Policy Research


As reported in Government Technology on June 20, 2008:

PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free, comprehensive, online archive of public policy research, was launched yesterday by the non-profit Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) in partnership with the Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library and support from major U.S. charitable foundations.

PolicyArchive plans to become the largest online repository of public policy research in the world. At its launch, the archive already contains over 12,000 policy documents from over 220 think tanks and other research organizations. It will house up to 20,000 documents by the end of 2008.

“PolicyArchive builds an online bridge between the worlds of public policy research and legislative implementation,” says Tracy Westen, CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies. “PolicyArchive will put high quality, current research instantly at policymakers’ finger tips.”

Funders: A number of major U.S. charitable foundations have supported PolicyArchive, including the California HealthCare Foundation, California Endowment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Joyce Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Markle Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation.



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