Academic Social Networking

Making connections and sharing research.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
Mendeley
  • Download
  • Service
  • Free
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • GUI
  • Web
  • Yes
myExperiment
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
ResearchGate
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • No
RSpace
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes

Mendeley is a combination web service and desktop application that allows users to create, manage, and share collections of references.

myExperiment is an online social networking service aimed at scientific researchers; the site fosters collaboration by allowing members to share scientific workflows, experiment plans, and other digital objects.

ResearchGate is an online professional network for scientists and researchers, particularly employed by those wishing to follow and track the publication outputs of others in their field. In addition, researchers can create professional profiles, discuss their work in topic-specific forums, and share papers; the service also offers extensive conference and job listings.

RSpace is an electronic lab notebook (ELN) system, provided by Research Space. Its roots are in the eCAT electronic lab notebook, which was designed specifically for individual laboratories. RSpace’s functionalities go beyond this, from an ELN for solo researchers to a full, enterprise level offering for institutions.