How can I delete my account?
Deleting your ResearchGate account is permanent and cannot be undone. Before deleting your account, please keep in mind:
- You can change your account name, email address, and affiliation without having to delete your account
- You can manage your profile visibility here: Privacy Settings
- You can manage your email notifications in Account Settings
- If you've requested a full-text, please note that these requests are fulfilled by the authors, and can therefore take some time.
- You can edit your publication list and remove full-texts
- You can block researchers from contacting you on ResearchGate.
- If you have duplicate accounts, see Reporting duplicate publications and profiles
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If you decide to delete your account, here’s how to do it:
- Go to your Account Settings page
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page
- Click the Delete account button
- Enter your password to confirm the deletion. If you can't remember your password, you can find out how to reset it here
If you change your mind about leaving ResearchGate, you can sign up again at any time. To do this, just visit researchgate.net and click Join for free.
Note: Because of the speed at which search engines index web pages, it may take some time before your public profile is removed from search results once you delete your account.
Why can I still find my profile in search engines?
Once a publication, profile or profile image has been removed from ResearchGate, it is our policy that its old URL redirects to our main publications page or researcher index. We cannot control what the major search engines choose to keep on their search results, and it is often the case that after a few weeks these search results no longer appear.