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How to use ResearchGate effectively and grow your network?

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Gareth DykePaleontologist, Editor-in-Chief, Historical Biology, Taylor & Francis

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Learn how to apply the various features on this academic networking platform to discover new research, develop your academic profile, boost your chance of being cited, and get noticed by funders and peers.

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What you learn

What is ResearchGate and how to join the platform

The different components of this online community

Using your profile to leverage your scientific expertise

How to check the strength of your ResearchGate account


One of the most important things for researchers is to be able to connect, collaborate and share their knowledge with the larger community. ResearchGate, one of the most popular networking platforms for the scientific community with more than 17 million members, provides the perfect solution. Focused on connecting researchers with downloadable open-access publications, this is the go-to site for scientists and researchers looking to explore new ideas and enhance their visibility in a professional setting.

This video program delves into ResearchGate and explains how to take advantage of its many features. It demonstrates how to build your profile, get noticed by funding bodies, universities, and peers, and increase your chances of being cited by fellow researchers. You will also get an inside view into what a ResearchGate account looks like, learn how to start discussions on the platform, get experts to answer your questions, use metrics like RG score and H index, check for new opportunities, and much more.

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Gareth Dyke - R Upskill Training Instructor

Gareth Dyke

Paleontologist, Editor-in-Chief, Historical Biology, Taylor & Francis

7 courses by this instructor

Gareth Dyke manages the Taylor & Francis journal Historical Biology as Editor-in-Chief. His research has been widely covered in the media and he is often invited to present talks and lead workshops around the world, most recently in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Colombia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

A regular contributor to The Conversation, he has also written numerous news…

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