ResearchGate for researchers

ResearchGate is a platform for sharing scientific academic research and provides access to research for everyone.

Opportunities and benefits

Using ResearchGate can help you to connect with others researchers, discover research that is relevant to you, and to make your own work discoverable.

Use with caution

ResearchGate is a business that exists to make money and profits through its platform. UsingResearchGate cautiously will help you to avoid any potential reputational damage to your academic profile. If you choose to use ResearchGate to share your research, it's worth considering:

  • What will happen to your content if they go out of business?
  • ​If there are any privacy implications
  • ​If you are breaking copyright law
  • ​If this is in conflict with agreements you have with your funder and publisher.

Get started with ResearchGate

Create an account

  • Sign up by first answering a few questions about your role
  • Use an email that is personally associated with you to register.
  • Build your profile

    Go to your profile to add or change your profile picture, your skills and expertise, institution and department, and to start claiming your own publications.  Once set up. go to your Related researchers page to find and follow people.


    Before uploading any of your works, use SherpaRomeo to check how your publisher will permit your work to be shared. Click here to use Sherpa Romeo.  

    Get support

    Click the button below to email the Research and Scholarly Communication team about social media for researchers.

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