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How can I delete my account?

Deleting your ResearchGate account is permanent and cannot be undone. Before deleting your account, please keep in mind:

Still have questions?RG Community Support is here to help. 

If you decide to delete your account, here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your Account Settings page
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  3. Click the Delete account button
  4. 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 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. 

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