Thursday, June 12, 2008

ResearchGATE Scientific Network

ResearchGATE [] is a new free of charge web 2.0 platform designed for the need of researchers. With this new platform we want to change the world of science by providing a global and powerful scientific web-based environment, in which scientists can interact, exchange knowledge and collaborate with researchers of different fields.

Sign up and be part of the first scientific network.
  • present yourself and your research projects
  • enroll, expand, and broaden your science network globally
  • exchange know-how and expertise
  • initiate collaboration
  • discuss your research limitation and get positive feedback
  • use our innovative tools and work environments for online collaboration


Our Vision: Towards Science 2.0 - The change is happening

"It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions." (Lukas Foss).


A vision of Science 2.0 is promising: Instead of disseminating scientific results in regularly scheduled and printed journal issues, now a continuous release of articles in online format will change and expedite the way new results are spread. Without anonymous review processes, open access journals or wiki-like concepts will assure the quality of science. Hidden conglomerates of various interests will give way to transparent and traceable new concepts of scientific impact measurements. Science is collaboration, so scientific social networks, wikis and other means of collaboration will facilitate and improve the way scientists collaborate.

It is clear that the change is already happening. Old fashioned lab note books have given way to Wikis, and the amount of open access journals is increasing. The tendency is that researchers no longer accept control of their publication by others. Raw research data is spread to the benefit of all.


ResearchGATE is for scientists built by scientists driven by the concept of Science 2.0




Global Network

Thursday, June 5, 2008

iBreadCrumbs: A Social Network for Researchers

iBreadCrumbs: A Social Network for Researchers to Share Recorded URLs, Track Websites, Review Notes Online, and Encourage Online Collaborative Research. is a recording toolbar for your web browser. Similar to what a DVR does for tv, records all the web pages you visit while you research. Save, review, and share your research with friends or colleagues. iBreadCrumbs allows students, researchers, and professors to organize the world's data into narrow research "breadcrumbs" or click-streams.



Interactive BreadCrumbs was created by two Cal State Fullerton entrepreneur students, Reuben Fine and Rey Marques. During their group research projects, they became extremely frustrated at the inefficiency and redundancy of gathering research and decided to solve the problem by creating iBreadCrumbs. They created this site in the hopes that students and researchers worldwide will be able to save and share their research with others in a fast and easy way.


Public BreadCrumb Categories / Content


Demos (YouTube)



/ iBreadCrumbs: a Social Network for Research Sharing / Catherine Rampell / The Chroncile of Higher Education / Wired Campus / June 4 2008 /

Two California State University at Fullerton students have created a tool that allows researchers to share and annotate online research materials.

iBreadCrumbs is a toolbar download that works with Firefox. The software records all the pages you visit when you do research online and allows you to annotate them and share the materials with the users of any Web browser. The product is free.