Networking in the scholarly community
Take control of the information about you that’s on the web. Create your own profile on networking sites specifically aimed at the academic community and choose what information you want to share. We focus on ResearchGate and Academia.
Both ResearchGate and Academia enable you to create a profile that summarises your research upload your publications so others can find them, find and follow other researchers, find and read others’ publications, ask questions, look for jobs, see metrics indicating the readership you have on those sites.
These scholarly social networking sites are great collaborative tools when used sensibly. Follow our guidance to make sure you stay within the law and understand their limitations.
ResearchGate is based in Germany and has a non-US focus. It is useful for making contacts with people outside the United States. There are more than 14,000 accounts associated with the University of Sheffield. This guide will help you set up a profile and get you started.
Academia is a US-based company and good for finding contacts worldwide. There are over 9000 profiles associated with the University of Sheffield. This guide will help you set up your own profile and get you started.