Online networks and forums

Some specific online networking opportunities for research staff.

Vitae research staff blog

Join the debate on many aspects of following an academic research career, by following and commenting on these lively researcher blogs.

Follow us on twitter

Keep up to date with our news on research staff training and associated issues via our Twitter page:


PURE is University’s Research management Information system, which contains individual profiles of research information for all staff members involved in research.

Research Gate

Research Gate is a free resource for scientists and researchers across the world that creates the opportunity to collaborate, share work and stay up-to-date.

Guardian Higher Education Network

A new early career researcher section: a platform for early career researchers to share ideas, inspiration and practical advice.

Other online research networks

We have collated a variety of other online networks and spaces aimed particularly at researchers, both doctoral and staff researchers. They are listed on our pages aimed at doctoral researchers.