‘Tech 4’ Academic Networking: ResearchGate

Photo by Dietmar Becker, sourced from Unsplash
Photo by Dietmar Becker, sourced from Unsplash

Work in academia is grounded on knowledge development and exchange of information. Some believe this should be a good reason for academics to be interested and get engaged in social networks. ResearchGate is built on this idea. Its main purpose is to facilitate the exchange of papers and research information. What differentiates this network from many others is the discussions it generates and the way it encourages researchers to share raw data and failed or unpublished work as well as good ones. The intention is to stop researchers wasting their time trying what has been tried before.
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‘Tech 4’ sharing presentations: SlideShare


The time allocated for presentations in academic conferences is usually short. Besides that, some conferences have several parallel sessions and we usually feel like we are missing lots of interesting presentations. If you have been in any of these situations, you probably wished your work had more exposure or to have access to some of the presentations you missed. Read more…