Email address security
It is our policy to never share email addresses used on our site with external parties. The only way this could have happened through ResearchGate is if you made your email address publicly available on your profile, e.g. in your About section, or if it features on a full-text that has been made public. We use email addresses associated with your account only to send you ResearchGate-related emails.
How do I log out of ResearchGate?
You can log out of ResearchGate in two simple steps:
- Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of any page
- Click Log out.
To log back in to your ResearchGate account, visit researchgate.net.
ResearchGate is committed to ensuring the security of your account. We notify you of all logins to your account that look out of the ordinary. This can happen when you sign in for the first time from a new device, use your browser's private browsing function, or if someone else gained access to your account. For more information about security and privacy on ResearchGate, see Security and privacy.
On the Security Settings tab of your Settings, you can review a list of all the devices which logged into your account, along with the time, date, and approximate location.
Why am I receiving these notifications?
You will be sent an email if an attempt was made to log into your account from a device you haven't used before. Clicking on 'recently used devices' in the email takes you to your Security Settings, where you can review all logins to your account.
How do I turn on/off these notifications?
- Go to your Security Settings
- Check or uncheck the box under Email Login alerts
How do I log out of a device?
The Recent Devices section of your Security Settings shows you a list of devices and browsers that have been used to log in to your ResearchGate account recently. Each entry includes the date, time, and approximate location when logging in, as well as the type of device used to access your account.
To log out of ResearchGate on another computer, phone, or tablet:
Go to your Security Settings
Find the session you want to log out from, click on it, and select Log out
Note: This will only log you out of the session on that particular device. Any sessions which are grayed out are already logged out.
I don't recognize a login
If you ever receive a login alert from an unfamiliar browser or location, follow the instructions here to reset your password and secure your account.