At APO we provide easy access to the latest evidence-informed policy resources. With over 42,000 resources, 1 million pageviews and more than 400,000 downloads per year, APO is an essential resource for the policy and research community.
We are open to mutually beneficial opportunities to collaborate with individuals, organisations, collectives, databases and systems to provide better tools for policy research and practice. We work with partners from government, universities, industry and other organisations across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Our services include curated collections, websites and newsletters, as well as impact metrics and advertising. We have the flexibility to offer packages tailored to your individual needs. To discuss how to become an APO Partner, or any of the services we offer, please get in touch
Policy issues move quickly, and it can sometimes be difficult to access the latest and most relevant research and analysis. To address this issue, we curate collections of policy resources to address key policy issues or research questions. We help authors, publishers, researchers and organisations increase influence and impact by collecting, curating and communicating policy resources. Talk to us about a bespoke curated solution that suits your needs.
APO Collections curate up-to-date, relevant and dynamic resources on broad or focussed topics, geographic regions, discrete projects, conference series, organisational archives, and more. By sponsoring a collection, organisations can provide the research and policy community with easy access to the latest key resources in a specialist area.
APO Collections allow organisations and research collaborations to build customised digital repositories at a fraction of the cost of creating their own website or library. Our collections also have the additional benefit of professional curation services and long-term information management and archiving.
APO offers full text and data hosting, as well as classification and taxonomy services.
Collections can be customised and combined with other services such as a tailored website, newsletter, impact metrics, or advertising services.
We can build and maintain tailored websites using existing content on APO and added functionality. Our websites are designed as specialised knowledge hubs to help researchers grow audiences for their publications, assist practitioners to make better policy and practice decisions, and support collaboration between researchers and practitioners to solve policy problems.
APO not only makes research and reports more accessible to a wider audience, we can also provide customised metrics dashboards and reporting to gauge organisation and author engagement and impact.
As technology develops, so does the capacity to determine how evidence is informing policy and decision-making. APO is at the forefront of this technology, collaborating with our colleagues at Swinburne University to improve our cataloguing and search functions. We plan to extend this work to improve the accuracy of measuring policy impact.
APO provides an excellent opportunity to promote your organisation to our policy community. We offer classified advertising on our website and in newsletters, as well as advertising banners in our newsletters and block ads on our website. Our advertising focuses on relevant events, courses, jobs and calls & notices in the public policy sphere. Find out more about our advertising options or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner with us
APO champions evidence-informed decision-making and is the trusted source for the most recent research and analysis for policy. Becoming an APO Partner is a unique opportunity to support this valued public good. APO Partners create impact, are thought leaders in policy and practice, and elevate their profile across many sectors.
APO Partners can benefit in a range of ways:
- promotion across the APO platform and newsletters
- priority invitations to participate in APO projects and events
- discounted services such as collections, websites, newsletters, and more.
We invite organisations to become part of a consortium of APO Partners providing financial and in-kind support for APO’s open access knowledge infrastructure for policy engagement and impact. To discuss how to become an APO Partner, or any of the services we offer, please get in touch.
Associate Professor Brigid van Wanrooy
APO provides a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) minting service for digital publications. A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string used to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. DOIs are becoming more widely used in government publications and grey literature.
To be eligible, an author or publisher must be the copyright holder of a published, or soon-to-be published, resource and have the authority to grant APO permission to hold a full-text copy of the publication.