ResearchGate is a social network over the Internet. It is also a collaboration tool focused on people working on any kind of scientific branch. The platform offers free access to web 2.0 applications like a semantic search of scientific journal articles in a data base with more than 35 millions records, forums, discussion groups, etc. This tool browses through external and internal research database resources including PubMed, CiteSeer, arXiv and NASA library, among others, aiming to find the best results in research works.
A range of scientific organizations and conferences use ResearchGate as a meeting place where to discuss, collaborate and communicate. Another of the main tools is the addition of a international employment program for scientific community. Job search may be filter by keywords, position and country.
In 2009, ResearchGate got involved in the open information access field when developed a tool for helping researchers to upload their publications. Thus, any user may read and download publications freely. Similarly, they create a section where researchers may ask questions about their research and get responses and solutions from other researchers to their research problems.