Tuesday, October 5. 2010ResearchGate Team in News
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Members can Communicate more Efficiently and Effectively with Other Scientists of Similar Interests; More than 31,000 Sigma Xi Members are Registered
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC and BERLIN– October 5, 2010 – ResearchGATE, the professional social network for scientists and researchers, announced today that SIGMA XI, The Scientific Research Society, has implemented its social networking platform for its more than 60,000 members – students, researchers, and scientists. More than 200 Nobel laureates have been members of Sigma Xi, including Albert Einstein, James Watson & Francis Crick, and more. Since the sub-community has been implemented, more than 31,000 Sigma Xi members have joined.
“With ResearchGATE our members of Sigma Xi will now have the ability to share their profiles with other members, see updates from other scientists and researchers in their network with the new microblogging feature, and can share documents and data effortlessly so that scientists can work more effectively together and learn from previous experiments,” said Paul C. Kettler, Founder of the Nordic Chapter of Sigma Xi, and leader of Sigma Xi’s networking implementation project. “Our 124-year-old Society now looks forward enthusiastically to a long and mutually rewarding association with ResearchGATE in this new and exciting age of scientific discovery."
“Our social networking platform is making information for experiments, data and new developments accessible to all scientists and researchers within the community,” said Ijad Madisch, co-founder and CEO of ResearchGATE. “Our goal is to bring new discoveries together and available around the globe. Sigma Xi has a vast network of experts who will greatly benefit from this new way of information sharing and we look forward to working with them.”
“To be able to interrelate and connect with others in a similar or diverse areas of science to establish and build on relationships is important, " said Myron Scholes, Nobel laureate and general partner of Platinum Grove Asset Management. “Reducing the cost of communication increases connectivity and enhances the productivity of scientists."
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