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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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ResearchGate is a great place to communicate with your peers and colleagues.  You can use the private message function to keep in touch with other members, let them know what you're working on, share interesting research and findings, and even get in touch with potential collaborators. 

How do I message another researcher?

There are


a couple of ways to send private messages to other members on ResearchGate:


you’re following

you follow the researcher


you'd like to message

, click


  1. Click on the envelope icon
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  1. at the top right-hand side of any page, then
select View all. To send a private message, click on the blue Compose message button on the right-hand side and enter the name of the researcher you'd like to contact.Go
  1. select Send message at the top right-hand corner of the dropdown menu. 
  2. Or go to the profile page of the researcher you'd like to message and click the blue Message button
  1. on the
  1. right-hand
corner of the page
  1. side.

If you're not following the researcher you'd like to message, you can go to their profile page and click

on their Experience tab. In the bottom right-hand corner, you'll see a white Send message button. Click there to compose a

the white Message button to compose your message.

Note: Private messages are only visible to the sender and recipient. 

I'm not a member but I want to contact a researcher. Can you help me?

Due to our

For privacy


reasons, we

are unable to provide you with

don't share the personal details of any researcher, nor can we forward any messages to them on your behalf. If you are a researcher and would like to sign up for a ResearchGate profile, you can

do so by following this link:

sign up here.

You will then be able to follow other ResearchGate

members or

members and message them privately.

How do I delete my private messages?

To delete a private message, go to your message inbox by clicking on the envelope icon Image Removedicon at the top right-hand corner of any ResearchGate page . Select and clicking View all. Click on the message you would like to delete or archive then click More to open it and then click More underneath the message and select . You'll have the options to 'Archive conversation' or 'Delete conversation.'

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