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I have two profiles - why did this happen and how can I fix it?

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:

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

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    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 onehave 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. Profile views, followers, followings and , and questions will not be transferred.

    I've discovered a profile in my name. What can I do?

    When browsing ResearchGate you might come across a profile in your name. This is most likely an author profile. They can be easily recognized as they have URLs that start with "www.researchgate.net/researcher/". Author profiles contain bibliographic data of published and publicly available information. They exist to make claiming and adding publications to your profile easier.

    To claim your author profile and all the publications listed on it, click the Are you this author? button at the top right-hand side of the page. The author profile will then be merged with your ResearchGate profile. If you don’t have a ResearchGate profile yet, click Are you{name}? to be guided through the sign-up process. Once you’ve created an account, you'll be able to manage and edit all of the publications on your profile. 

     

    The duplicate account will then be removed.


    Removing the duplicate account is irreversible so be careful when choosing which account to delete.

    Please note: You can only keep an account that you are currently able to access.


    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 the duplicate profile's Experience 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.


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

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