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Adding your institution and department to your profile

Your institution is displayed on the top of your profile and shows where you currently conduct your research. Add your institution by following these steps:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click Add your institution directly under your account nameon Edit next to the Current affiliation section on the right side of the page and select Edit current affiliation
  3. Start typing the name of your institution in the field
  4. Select your institution and department from the drop-down menus
  5. Click Save to confirm your changes.  

Note: If your institution or department isn’t one of our suggestions, please enter it manually and click Save

Changing your institution and department

Changing your institution or department can be done in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to your profile 
  2. Click Edit next to above your current institution or department
  3. Start typing the name of your new institution or department in the field
  4. Select your institution and department from the drop-down menus
  5. Click Save to confirm your changes.

Note: If your institution or department isn’t one of our suggestions, please enter it manually and click Save

Can I have multiple affiliations?

Currently, the only way to add multiple affiliations to your profile is by listing them as part of your Research Experience:

  1. Go to your profile’s Info Experience tab
  2. Click Add Your Research Experienceon 'Where have you worked, and what did you do? or on the Edit button under Professional experience
  3. Enter details about your professional and research experience, indicating any additional institutional affiliations
  4. Click Save to confirm your changes. 

Updating my institution or department page

The fastest way to update your institution or department page is to email support[at] with the details of what needs to be updated. If you would like to have your institution or department logo updated, make sure you attach it to your email.

My institution is missing from your list

ResearchGate institution pages are designed for institutions that conduct active research. If your institution conducts active research, please contact us with the following details and we will review your request manually.

The exact name and address of your institution:

A full department list, exactly as you wish it to appear in our database:

How would you classify your institution? Is it academic, governmental, Medical? :

The logo in one of these formats: *.gif, *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.tif, *.tiff or *.bmp with a height-to-width ratio of maximum 3.5.

Does your institution conduct active research?

Web site address In English :

Institutional email domain:

Please note that we review institution requests manually, so please bear with us.

Publications are missing from my institution/department

At the moment, publications on ResearchGate are only attributed to one institution/department. As publications are carried out at a particular institution/department, they are only included in the publication count for the institution/department that we identify using the publication's metadata, rather than the author's current affiliation. However, as publication reads are based on individual members, these are automatically included in your institution and department stats.

We have not yet finished extracting data and assigning publications, and we are constantly working on optimizing our algorithms, so if your publication should be affiliated to your department but is not yet, this will eventually happen automatically if the affiliation is mentioned in the publication's metadata or full-text. We advise you to upload the publication’s full-text if the affiliation is present there. We are, unfortunately, unable at the time to edit the affiliation part of the metadata ourselves. Thank you for your patience. 

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