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June 15, 2020

ResearchGate. ResearchGate and Wiley Connect Researchers with Personalized Content, Learning Opportunities. ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced further plans to connect researchers with the companies and organizations that provide services and products that can support their work. This follows on the heels of the announcement last month bringing the two companies together to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate's collaboration platform. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2020

ResearchGate. ResearchGate and Wiley announce cooperation agreement. ResearchGate, the largest professional network for researchers, and Wiley, a global leader in research and education, today announced a cooperation agreement to explore ways in which Wiley and ResearchGate can collaborate to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate's collaboration platform. Wiley and ResearchGate are committed to the protection of intellectual property rights for authors and publishers; and through this partnership, both companies will continue to support principled sharing of content while facilitating the discovery of and access to high-quality scholarly content for researchers. [Full Announcement].

April 20, 2018

ResearchGate. Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles. In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that working with ResearchGate, the largest professional network for scientists and academics, is one of the important means to achieving this. [Full Announcement].

ResearchGate. ResearchGate welcomes cooperation agreement with three major scientific publishers. This agreement is the result of several years of talks about working together to further facilitate the sharing of journal articles in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2017

ResearchGate. ResearchGate and Springer Nature plan cooperation. ResearchGate and Springer Nature have been in serious discussions for some time about finding solutions to sharing scientific journal articles online, while at the same time protecting intellectual property rights. The companies are cautiously optimistic that a solution can be found, and we invite other publishers and societies to join the talks. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2017

ResearchGate. ResearchGate secures investments from Wellcome Trust, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, and Four Rivers Group as the place where scientific progress happens. ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists, announced investments from Wellcome Trust, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, and Four Rivers Group with participation from Ashton Kutcher, Groupe Arnault, Xavier Niel, and existing investors Bill Gates, Tenaya Capital, Benchmark, and Founders Fund. Since receiving this growth investment of 52.6 million USD in November 2015, ResearchGate has broken new ground in connecting the world of science and making it open to all. Already, more than 12 million members share over half a million research updates daily and 2.5 million publications every month, including information traditionally not shared, like code or negative results. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2013

ResearchGate. Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital Invest in ResearchGate to Advance Scientific Innovation Through Open Science. ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists, today announced a new investment from Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital with participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, Thrive Capital and the company's existing investors Benchmark and Founders Fund. [Full Announcement].

November 14, 2012

ResearchGate. ResearchGate takes over Scholarz.net. ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists, today announced its acquisition of scholarz.net, a reference management, knowledge management and academic network based in Würzburg, Germany. Scholarz.net was founded in 2008 by economist and political scientist Dr. Daniel Koch and media technologist Marc Willwacher as a spin-off of the interdisciplinary research project “Scientific Work in the Web” at the University of Wurzburg. The platform is a product by KnowledgeWorkz GmbH, founded shortly after the launch of the network. [Full Announcement].

February 22, 2012

ResearchGate. Founders Fund Invests in ResearchGate, The Professional Network For Scientists. ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists and researchers, today announced the completion of its Series B financing. The round is being led by Founders Fund partner Luke Nosek, co-founder of PayPal, with participation from Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners, Michael Birch (co-founder, Bebo), and David O. Sacks (founder/CEO, Yammer, Inc. and founder/chairman, Geni, Inc.). With Fund IV, Founders Fund's largest fund to date, the firm is seeking to make investments with an emphasis on transformational technologies and companies, particularly in the fields of medicine and biotechnology. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2010

ResearchGate. ResearchGate Closes Series A Funding for Social Media Site for Scientists. ResearchGate, a social network for scientists and researchers, today announced the completion of its Series A financing. The substantial group of preeminent international investors from the US, UK, and Germany have converged upon ResearchGate to support the growing platform. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2008

ResearchGate. ResearchGATE and the International Academy of Life Sciences (IALS) have launched a cooperation in the area of scientific networking.. ResearchGATE and the International Academy of Life Sciences (IALS) have launched a cooperation in the area of scientific networking. The IALS will establish ResearchGATE's technology as the number one communication platform among scientists in its transatlantic network, enabling them to communicate more efficiently about ongoing research and other current projects. [Full Announcement].