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Signing up for ResearchGate

Following research

Following researchers

Recommending and sharing content

Contacting other researchers

Inviting colleagues to ResearchGate

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If you've joined ResearchGate and are wondering how to get started, then this is the page for you.

What is ResearchGate?

What is ResearchGate? 

ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. We help researchers connect and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise.

How is it useful?

ResearchGate connects you with content and researchers that you’ll find other researchers, helps you discover content valuable to your own work. Herework, and lets you make your own research visible. Here's how:

  • Connect with colleagues, co-authors, and specialists in your field
  • Add your research to your profile to make it discoverable to more than 5 million by other researchersAccess publications and data that other researchers have shared
  • Add your current project to your profile to share updates and get feedback on what you're working on 
  • Access publications and other work in your field and from your network
  • Ask research-related questions and get answers from a unique community of experts
  • Share your knowledge and expertise by answering questions
How to get started
  • Get stats on your work and find out who's been reading and citing it
  • Explore the latest jobs matched to your researcher profile 
  • Share your preprints and other early work to get feedback from others before you publish it

Is ResearchGate a publisher? 

ResearchGate is not a publisher and does not accept articles or papers for publication. Rather, members can track their publications, store private copies, and make their published or unpublished work publicly available on ResearchGate – if they have the rights to do so. 

How do I get started?

Getting started with ResearchGate is easy – here’s a quick overview of what of what to do first:

If you haven't registered yet, start by visiting www.researchgate.net and clicking Join for free.

Complete your profile

The first step is to customize your profile and add your publications and research to it.

Once your account is created, complete your profile to start connecting with your colleagues and other researchers around the world.  Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Profiles with a photo receive an average
of 150%
  • of 150% more
views
  • views on average, so it’s a good idea to add your photo from day one
. Next, add
  • Add your skills and expertise so that other researchers and potential collaborators can
easily
  • find out what your work is about
. On top of this, adding
  • Add your institution and department
will
  • to help us connect you with people you know on ResearchGate
, as will importing contacts from your email address book
  • For more information on editing your profile information, see Account settings
  • For more information on finding and claiming your own publications, see Authorship.

Once you've set up your profile, go to your

Related researchers

 Related researchers page to find people to follow.

Discover

Publications

research

Your

publication feed (click on Publications at the top of any page)

home feed is where you

can

'll discover the latest

publications and data from other researchers. Use the filters on the right-hand side of the page to start browsing based on what’s new, your network, or your field of research

research and other updates from your network. Simply click Home at the top left of any page to get back to your home feed.

Explore Q&A

Q&A (click on

Q&A

at the top of any page)

is where you can ask research-related questions

and

, get them answered by specialists

. If

, and share your own expertise. If you haven’t got a question

right now

to ask, try answering some – it’s a great way to

start sharing

share your knowledge, connect with others, and identify yourself as an expert in your field.

And again, use the filters on the right-hand side to navigate.

For more information on getting started, take a look at the sections on the left-hand side to find out how to sign up and how to best build your network on ResearchGate.

 

To get to Q&A, click Questions at the top left of any page. 


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titleMy email address isn’t recognized. Can I still sign up?

ResearchGate is a professional network where scientists and researchers can share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. We ask that you sign up with your institutional email address so that we can verify that you are a researcher – you can always change it after sign-up.

If you have an institutional email address that we don’t recognize, please follow the normal registration procedure to request an account. The request will be processed within one working daymanually so can take a short period of time.

If you’re a published researcher but don’t have an institutional email address, we’re happy to look into your account request manually. Please contact us with details of your present and past institutional affiliations, field of research , and publications, preferably with supporting links.

If you’re not a researcher, you can still browse ResearchGate and discover content such as publications, jobs, and questions without being registered. 

Please ensure that the activation email did not end up in your junk mail folder. If it’s not there, please request a new account activation email.

If you’ve requested a new account activation email but it still hasn’t arrived, we kindly ask that you send an email to support[at]researchgate.net from the email address you used to register. This way we can verify your email address and activate your account manually. 
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titleInviting my co-authors to ResearchGate

One way to make sure that your publications gain maximum exposure among your peers is by inviting your co-authors to join you on ResearchGate when you add publications to your profile. This way, they too can create a profile, confirm authorship of their work, and share it with their own network. If you’d like your co-authors to join you, just make sure that the Invite my co-authors to ResearchGate box is checked when you’re adding publications, and where possible, an invitation will be sent to them. Invitations will only be sent if this box is checked; ResearchGate does not email your co-authors on your behalf without your knowledge or consent.

You can customize this feature at any time. To do this, go to your Invitation settings and uncheck the box at the top of the page that reads Invite my co-authors to ResearchGate.

We take personal data and anti-spam policies very seriously; our processes are compliant with European and U.S. regulations and are audited on a regular basis.

I haven’t received the account activation email

If you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours you can try the following options:

  • Make sure the email did not end up in your junk mail folder
  • Go back to your Account settings page and verify you've added your new login email address correctly
  • Add ResearchGate to your address book. See Email Instructions
  • Contact your email administrator to ensure all emails from @researchgate.net or @researchgatemail.net can be received. For more information on how to do this, see Managing your email settings
  • Once you’ve added ResearchGate to your address book, you can request another activation email here:
    Contact us. Under Didn't find what you were looking for in the help center? select the option I would like to receive the account activation email again. Please fill in your email address, and click Send activation email. You should receive a new activation email within 5 minutes. If you have requested the confirmation email multiple times, please note only the latest link will be active
  • If you've tried all of these options and still haven't received the email, please Contact us.


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titleHow do I follow another researcher?

To follow a researcher, go to their profile and click the green Follow button on the top right-hand side. You can also click the Follow button that appears next to their name in any suggestions you see around the site. To find more researchers whose work you might be interested in, go to your Related researchers  page page. We’ll let someone know when you follow them so they have the option to follow you back.

Yes! The fastest way to find people you know or invite people
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titleCan I invite contacts from my email address book?
Inviting my co-authors to ResearchGate

One way to make sure that your publications gain maximum exposure among your peers is by inviting your co-authors to join you on ResearchGate is when you add publications to import your email address book.

You can import your contacts in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to your Related researchers page
  2. Click Import contacts on the top right-hand side of the page
  3. This will take you to the Find your colleagues page
  4. Click on your email provider and follow the instructions provided.

Note: ResearchGate will never store your email password. 

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profile. This way, they too can create a profile, confirm authorship of their work and share it with their own network. If you’d like your co-authors to join you, just make sure that the Invite my co-authors to ResearchGate box is checked when you’re adding publications, and where possible, an invitation will be sent to them. Invitations will only be sent if this box is checked; ResearchGate does not email your co-authors on your behalf without your knowledge or consent.

We take personal data and anti-spam policies very seriously; our processes are compliant with European and U.S. regulations and are audited on a regular basis.