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titleI have duplicate profiles, how can I merge them?

Duplicate profiles are sometimes created because of the various ways you can sign up to ResearchGate.

The best way to fix this is to delete whichever profile is less complete. At this time, there’s no possibility to merge duplicate profiles.

To delete your secondary profile:

  1. Log in with the email address you used to create your secondary profile
  2. Go to your Account Settings page
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  4. Click the Delete account button. 

If you no longer have access to the old profile, please let us know through the Contact form and provide us with the ResearchGate URLs or email addresses for the duplicate profiles. Also, please specify which link should be kept and which link should be removed.

Please note that we can only transfer the publications to your new account and remove the old one. Profile views, followers, followings and

If you have two ResearchGate accounts, you can merge them quickly and easily. Merging allows you to transfer all your publications (including their related data, such as citations and reads) from your duplicate account to the account that you want to keep. The duplicate account will then be removed.


Please note that removing the duplicate account is irreversible so be careful when choosing which account to delete.


To merge your accounts:

  1. Log in to the ResearchGate account you want to keep
  2. Visit the profile page of your duplicate account
  3. Visit the profile's Info tab and select the Report profile button
  4. In the pop-up window select Report duplicate
  5. Enter the email addresses associated with both of your accounts and select save. 

Your request to merge your accounts will be reviewed and you will receive an email confirmation from us when the merge has been completed.


Please note that profile views, followers, followings, and questions will not be transferred.


For more information about reporting duplicates, see Reporting duplicate publications and profiles




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titleHow do I change my email address?

It is possible to use a deactivated email address to log into your ResearchGate account as long as you can remember the password. This is how you can change the email address associated with your ResearchGate account:

1. Log in to ResearchGate using your current login email address
2. Click the arrow at the top right-hand side of any page
3. Click Settings, and then Account Settings
4. Under Email address, click Add additional email
5. Type in the email address you want to use as your login
6. Enter your password and click Add
7. A confirmation email will be sent to your new email address. Click the link in this email to complete the verification process. If you encounter an error message "Oops! We couldn't find that token in our database", please make sure you are using the link in the latest email, as all previous links are invalidated. Check your spam folder and filters if you can't find any others.
8. Then go back to your Account Settings
9. Click the Set as primary button next to the email address you've just added to make it the primary email address for your ResearchGate account.

Please remember – This is the email address you'll use when you next log in to ResearchGate.


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