ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. Over 15 million members from all over the world use it to share, discover, and discuss research. We're guided by our mission to connect the world of science and make research open to all.
ResearchGate is built for open scientific exchange, but some things still need to stay private. That’s why we’ve put multiple measures in place to ensure our services are secure at every step, from sign-up to the private storage of your research.
Scientists sign up to ResearchGate with their real name and institutional email address or go through an individual sign up process to prove their identity and research activity. This reduces the risk of imposter accounts and increases the level of trust.
Protecting your data
Safe research sharing
We make sure that scientists share only their research and not any unwanted viruses along with it. That’s why all files uploaded to ResearchGate are scanned using virus detection software from Bitdefender. We also scan all entries on the site, such as on profile, project, and Q&A pages, for malicious code.
Reliability of service
We employ state of the art engineering and infrastructure standards to keep our service running and reliable. This includes independent audits and a four-eye principle to keep our code clean, as well as monitoring traffic sources to shield the network against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
We don’t store credit card information ourselves. For our payment processing, we rely on professional partners that adhere to the most stringent level of certification available under Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.