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Research Impact Challenge: Challenge 3: Showcase your Work - Make a Profile on ResearchGate or

Challenge Description

Challenge Three
Showcase your Work: 
Make a profile on ResearchGate or


You know all those things you wish your CV was smart enough to do–embed your papers, automatically give you readership statistics, and so on? and ResearchGate are two academic social networks that allow you to do these things and a lot more. They’re places where your colleagues are spending a lot of their time. Actively participating on one or both networks will give you ample opportunity to have greater reach with other researchers. And getting your publications and presentations onto these sites will make it easier for others to encounter your work, not only for the social network they help you build, but also to improve the search engine optimization (SEO) of your research, making you much more “googleable”.

In this Challenge, you'll create your basic profile on either ResearchGate or

This session will be lead by Irena Trebic, Reference Librarian, David Lam Management Research Library.


Research Impact Challenge Bank

The Research Impact Challenges Bank is a set of simple online activities to help you learn and apply concepts about building your online academic profile, connecting with other researchers, keeping informed of research, discoverability and access to resources, and research metrics & analysis.

 Step 1   Select a Challenge

 Step 2   Complete a Challenge

 Step 3   Share Your Response


To complete the Make a Profile on or Make a Profile on ResearchGate challenge and other Academic Profiler challenges, go to the Research Challenge Bank.


This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

The original challenges are Impact Challenge Day 1: Make a profile on and Impact Challenge Day 2: Make a ResearchGate profile

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Basic Challenge

In this Challenge, you'll create your basic profile on either ResearchGate or

Step 1.