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ResearchGate is an online social media platform for researchers. At ResearchGate one can create a personal profile and connect and collaborate with other researchers. Users are able to share their publications, create groups and discuss their work with other users. Users can also create blogs.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Evaluation (10.11.201531 Aug 2017)+ targeted

  • (plus) targeted to academic users
+ researchGate will not store any personal data of former users.
+ privacy
  • (plus) promises to delete all user data when user cancels his/her ResearchGate subscription
  • (plus) When this Statement on Privacy and Data Protection changes, the user will be informed at the time of next

  • login and is requested to agree to the new
Statement on Privacy and Data Protection
- heavy marketing
  • policy
  • (minus) marketing using users' data

- use of the third party cookies which transfer personal data outside ETA

  • (minus) uses Google cookies and some personal information (eg. IP address) is transferred outside EU area


  • ResearchGate account or LinkedIn-, Facebook- or Google-account
  • ResearchGate account
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Google

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  • ResearchGate Gmbh

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