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ResearchGate is a great place to communicate with your peers and colleagues.  You can use the private message function to keep in touch with other members, let them know what you're working on, share interesting research and findings, and even get in touch with potential collaborators. 

How do I message another researcher?

There are a couple of ways to send private messages to other members on ResearchGate:

If you follow the researcher you'd like to message:

  1. Click on the envelope icon at the top right-hand side of any page, then select Send message at the top right-hand corner of the dropdown menu. 
  2. Or go to the profile page of the researcher you'd like to message and click the blue Message button on the right-hand side.

If you're not following the researcher you'd like to message, you can go to their profile page and click the white Message button to compose your message.

Note: Private messages are only visible to the sender and recipient. 

I'm not a member but I want to contact a researcher. Can you help me?

For privacy reasons, we don't share the personal details of any researcher, nor can we forward any messages to them on your behalf. If you are a researcher and would like to sign up for a ResearchGate profile, you can sign up here.

You will then be able to follow other ResearchGate members and message them privately.

How do I delete my private messages?

To delete a private message, go to your message inbox by clicking on the envelope icon at the top right-hand corner of any ResearchGate page and clicking View all. Click on the message you would like to delete to open it and then click More underneath the message. You'll have the options to 'Archive conversation' or 'Delete conversation.'