ResearchGate is a free-to-join community online with over 8 million members of scientist and researchers. ResearchGate was founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher, who initiallu attempted to collaborate with friends or colleagues on the other side of the world was no easy task. Today the mission of this community is to onnect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research.

ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists, was founded by virologists Dr. Ijad Madisch and Sören Hofmayer and IT-specialist Horst Fickenscher in 2008. Convinced that collaboration spurs progress, they set out to bring scientists around the globe together to share their results and build on each other’s knowledge. Today, more than eight million scientists worldwide use the network to present and get feedback on their research, collaborate, and build reputation.

Dr. Ijad Madisch is co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate. Ijad earned his doctorate in virology while studying computer science on the side. He spent several years working as a researcher on an interdisciplinary project at the crossroads of tissue engineering and radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During his time in Boston he ran into a problem in the lab that he couldn’t solve himself and was unsuccessfully looking for an expert who could help him. That’s when Ijad’s idea of ResearchGate was born. He founded the network in 2008 along with his friends, fellow physician Dr. Sören Hofmayer and IT-specialist Horst Fickenscher. Today Ijad serves as the company’s CEO. 

Researchers in both academic and practical fields in variaity of fields, i.e., metaphysics, psychology, social science, and natural science, may join this commuity to share theri publications,access millions more, and publish new data. with a free account, you may get stats and find out who's been reading and citing your work; you may also find the right job using the research-focused job board. This active community could allow you connect and collaborate with colleagues, peers, co-authors, and specialists in your field. You can ask questions, get answers, and find solutions to research problems.     


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