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Asked 1st Jul, 2018

What is the purpose of a Lab in Research Gate?

From time to time I get messages containing information that my name has been included in a Lab. No offer is sent before this inclusion. It is never asked that whether I am interested in working with the Lab. Even sometime the single message by which I know . that my name has been included does not contain any information about the academic domain of the Lab. I would therefore like to know what is the purpose of this concept. If collaborative research is the aim, I believe, there should be a series of message transactions before the Lab is set up.

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11th Feb, 2021
Ali Kamrani
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
I agree with Hermann Gruenwald

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1st Jul, 2018
Abdullah Noori
Kabul University
According to Researchgate, a lab is a group of scientists, led by a senior researcher, who conduct experiments and research together on a specific topic. One can now quickly set up your lab on ResearchGate to showcase the work their lab is doing. With RG lab one can:
  • Increase the visibility of their lab's research 
  • Attract scientists for their team
  • Easily collaborate with other labs
9 Recommendations

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1st Jul, 2018
Gopikrishna Nidigonda
Chaitanya Engineering College
I think it is used to update the laboratories we are working with, research carrying, to update on-going work and future plans..
It is as simple as we conduct and upload the research what we do..
Anyhow, we must say, big thanks to RG for providing researchers a good platform..
1 Recommendation
1st Jul, 2018
Mushtaq Ahmad
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
It is a new thing for me, administration may explain the real purpose
1 Recommendation
1st Jul, 2018
Abdullah Noori
Kabul University
According to Researchgate, a lab is a group of scientists, led by a senior researcher, who conduct experiments and research together on a specific topic. One can now quickly set up your lab on ResearchGate to showcase the work their lab is doing. With RG lab one can:
  • Increase the visibility of their lab's research 
  • Attract scientists for their team
  • Easily collaborate with other labs
9 Recommendations
3rd Jul, 2018
Hussin Jose Hejase
Independent - TAAU
Enriching the subject with comments and observations. Purpose is Improvement.
1 Recommendation
3rd Jul, 2018
Azzawi Hadi
Ninevah University
it's an announcement that you are a coworker with other person in certain subject. So it will add will add a communication through the RG
2 Recommendations
3rd Jul, 2018
Mirna Leko-Šimić
University of Osijek
Wbat is than the difference between project and lab?
2 Recommendations
3rd Jul, 2018
Mahesh Kumar
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology
Nice query@ Anup Kumar Bandyopadhyay
I am following it!
Thanks
1 Recommendation
3rd Jul, 2018
Segun Michael Abegunde
The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti
I think it is to encourage collaboration between members.
3 Recommendations
3rd Jul, 2018
Luma M. Ahmed
University of Kerbala
I think the opinion view of Dr. Abdullah Noori is more acceptance.
1 Recommendation
4th Jul, 2018
Anup Kumar Bandyopadhyay
Jadavpur University
Thank you all for your comments. I do admit that it is a method by which researchers who are working on the same field can discuss and exchange their views. For others also a consolidated report on the state of art in a particular topic may be accessible more easily. However I believe that the inclusion of a researcher in a particular lab should be done after taking his/her approval. But in most of the cases this is not done.
In RG a researcher not being an expert in a particular field can take part in discussions by answering questions. (S)he does so from his/her academic GK. But this activity does not qualify him/her to become a member of a research lab in this topic and such automatic inclusion sometime may become embarrassing.
6 Recommendations
7th Jul, 2018
Ashok Pundir
NITIE-National Institute of Industrial Engineering
I think this may be the way to identify researchers who may work closely on a research topic that can be multidisciplinary.
Of course, it may be the lab in a particular institution dedicated to a particular research area.
2 Recommendations
18th Aug, 2018
Nicolas Fierro Viedma
University of Desarrollo
Do people tend to use it?
1 Recommendation
18th Aug, 2018
Anup Kumar Bandyopadhyay
Jadavpur University
I have doubt.
19th Aug, 2018
Nicolas Fierro Viedma
University of Desarrollo
Do you think that people will start using this new function?
1 Recommendation
6th Feb, 2019
A. El Kebir
University Mustapha Stambouli of Mascara
thanks
27th Feb, 2019
A. El Kebir
University Mustapha Stambouli of Mascara
interssting
2nd Nov, 2019
Lizet Rodríguez-Machín
Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas
Please, could you tell were how can I add a lab in RG, I can't find it
2 Recommendations
5th Nov, 2019
Arnold Pears
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
It seems that if you are a member of a Lab you cannot create your own, you need to leave the other Labs you are a part of first. So far as I can tell.
Regards
Arnold.
21st Nov, 2019
Md Gulzar Hussain
Green University of Bangladesh

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