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ResearchGate Community Guidelines

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Guidelines for providing feedback on preprints

Reporting content on ResearchGate

How to unfollow, block, or report another researcher

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Our network is growing every day and we strive to create an environment that is free of inappropriate and abusive content. To do this, we rely on help from researchers from our network. We have identified content that we consider to be inappropriate in our Community Guidelines, Q&A Guidelines, and Terms of ServiceIf you see something on ResearchGate that is inappropriate or abusive, please report it to us.  Our Community Support team will review reported content, remove it if necessary, and take further action if needed. 

For specific instructions on how to report different types of content, please click on the relevant link below:

Reporting duplicate research items and profiles

Reporting comments, project updates, and replies

Reporting questions and answers

Reporting private messages

Reporting content that infringes copyright

If To report content that does not fall into any of the above categories,  please report content by getting in touch with our Community Support team. You can also do this if you're not a ResearchGate member or unable to log in, then please report inappropriate questions and answers by getting in touch with our Community Support teamPlease be sure to include a hyperlink to the page where the content appears on ResearchGate, as well as a screenshot of the exact content you're reporting. This gives us the information we need to find it on site. Please also include your reason for reporting. 

Reports specifically relating to hate speech can be sent directly to

For instructions on how to unfollow, block, or report another researcher see here