If you would just like to see less of what a particular researcher shares and does on ResearchGate, you can unfollow them. If you want to make sure another researcher is removed from your list of followers and can't message you or see updates about you, you can block them. If you want to report a researcher who is violating our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, you can use our reporting tool. We explain each of these options below.
If you want to report something posted or sent by a researcher, please report it to us directly from the content. Learn more about reporting content here.
How can I unfollow someone on ResearchGate?
You can unfollow a researcher to see less of what they share and do on ResearchGate. Here's how:
Go to the profile of the researcher you want to unfollow
Click on the white Following button on the right-hand side of their profile.
How can I block someone on ResearchGate?
You can block a ResearchGate member through these steps:
Go to the profile of the researcher you want to block
Click on More on the right side of the page and select Block
When you block a ResearchGate member, they won't be able to follow you or message you. Blocking works both ways, so your contact with them will be limited in the same way.
ResearchGate members that you've blocked also won't see updates about your activity. Except for co-authors, who'll still get updates about your shared publications.
Note: ResearchGate members that you block will not be notified that you blocked them.
To unblock a researcher, visit their profile and click on the blue Actions button on the right-hand side of the page and select Unblock.
How can I report someone on ResearchGate?
To report a researcher who is violating our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, follow these simple steps:
Go to the profile of the researcher you want to report
On the right side of the page, click on More
Select Report profile from the dropdown menu
Tell us why you think the profile violates our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service
Click Submit report to finish.
How can I report a researcher who has confirmed authorship of my publications?
ResearchGate publication pages are designed to let authors quickly link their publications to their profiles by claiming authorship. The ease of this process means mistakes can sometimes be made, so if another researcher has confirmed authorship of publications they didn’t author, it's usually the result of an honest mistake.
If your publication pages are linked to the wrong person's profile and you have a ResearchGate account, you can link them to your own profile in a few quick steps. To do so:
Visit the publication page of your research item
On the right side of the page, click on More and select Claim authorship - is this your work? from the drop-down list
Select the author name you published under, or Add if your name isn’t there
Click the Request authorship button
If you don’t have a ResearchGate account or if you notice that someone has mistakenly confirmed authorship of another person’s publications, please get in touch with us through our contact form. Select “Publications and full-texts” and then “I’m having issues with incorrect authorship.” We’ll ask you to provide some details about the researcher and the publications.
We take erroneous authorship claims very seriously and review each case manually. As this can sometimes take a while, we appreciate your patience during this process.
If you see ‘Do you know this author?' when hovering over a name, this is a 'Scientific contributions’ page. Learn more about Scientific contributions pages here.
How do I report to ResearchGate that a researcher has passed away?
If you want to let us know that a ResearchGate member has passed away, please contact us through our contact form. Select “Accounts and profiles” and then “I'm reporting the profile of a deceased researcher.” So that we can confirm, we’ll ask you for some information:
The researcher's name
The URL of their ResearchGate profile
A link to their obituary and/or a notice on their institutional page.
As soon as we can confirm the report, we'll remove the researcher’s personal contact information from their profile and prevent them from appearing in notification emails you and your colleagues may receive in the future. You might still see them appearing in your notification emails if their work is published after their passing.