Chief Admin


Blogs: 172
Pages: 4
Memos: 113
Invitations: 1
Location: Kyoto and Auckland
Work interests: research, editing, science communication
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Various, and especially the open access versions of older journals with effective review systems

Founding Member

Work: ethnobotany, prehistory, museum curation
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Various

Research Cooperative Administrator

For questions, issues or comments, please contact Dr Peter Matthews (founder, chief administrator) by email (researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com) or use our CONTACT FORM


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@chief-admin • 11 months ago • comments: 1
Welcoming a new member (indexing specialist) to the Research Cooperative!
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@chief-admin • 3 years ago
Implemented JR system updates to the Research Cooperative website. Members can now delete photos they have uploaded to their profile gallery.
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@chief-admin • 3 years ago
Submitted one paper for publication this morning. Now attending the JICA Museology course (Japan) by Zoom
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Structure of the Research Cooperative network has been simplified to focus on the core function of service offers and requests
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@chief-admin • 3 years ago • comments: 1
A key question is answered here. Our member profiles are the most important building blocks of the network!
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@chief-admin • 3 years ago
Updated the signup note that new members will see: "Joining the Research Cooperative is free. Your active participation will make it useful (see Services, Groups Explore and Podium in the main menu)"
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@chief-admin • 6 years ago
@govinda-bhandari - to use the profile username link, for contacting specific members with a message, best to state the @username at start of message, and use hyphen if there is a space in the username. A dropdown menu of possible usernames may appear, @research-cooperative.
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Testing the #hashtag hashtag system and @chief-admin profile username link. Seems a hyphen is needed for usernames that have a space, but capitals can be ignored. Please note @Govinda_Bhandari
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Enjoyed watching a soccer friendly between Japan and Venezuela on TV today. It was a good match for lower-ranked Japan, and a draw at the end. But other news from Venezuela is what concerns me...
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I would like to review books properly in my blog, but can't manage this for every book. Please post your own book lists, when you can! Thanks.
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David R. Purnell, MA, AMI
29/01/17 05:08:28AM @david-r-purnell-ma-ami:

Hello Peter!
Congratulations on this new site! It looks great, is well organized, and easy to navigate.

Michele lesure
14/01/16 01:56:56AM @michele-lesure:
Thank you for your thoughtful letter introducing me to the Research Cooperative. I see that you have experience in archeology; I have experience from a field school and a couple of digs for private companies. Thank you once again for your hospitality and look forward to sharing resources.
Isam Eldin H. Elgailani
03/12/15 06:43:00PM @isam-eldin-h-elgailani:

Dear Peter J. Matthews

How are you. Thank you very much for joining me to this respect group . I sure will get more benefits from it by discussing our topic with each other regarding chemical research.

Regards and Best wishes

Dr. Isam Eldin Elgailani

19/08/15 06:16:31PM @sagnaa:

Dear peter

I have completed my MSc in botany From Madras Christian College,Chennai.I have done a work on the ethnomedicinal Knowledge of Kattunaika Tribes of Wayanad in Kerala District.Now am working as a Junior Research Fellow in Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden Research institute,Plaode. Am very much interested in Ethnobotanical works and want to do my best to the real heroes of the nature,and thereby for the betterment of my society.I would also like to do Phd in ethnobotany related field, in abroad.But for me financial is a problem but have enough willpower and determination.So i would like you to suggest me any possible ways to achieve my goal.

Thank you

Beniam Tadesse Abdissa
27/05/15 01:42:30AM @beniam-tadesse-abdissa:

Dear Peter

Thanks for your question.I did a thesis related to copolymerization and electrocatalysis while i was at a graduate school and I want to participate in any activity or update myself with information related fields such as polychemistry, etc.



Nopparat Thepthepa
11/05/15 07:25:19PM @nopparat-thepthepa:

Dear Peter,

I'm at Osaka, Ibaraki campus. Thank you for your suggestionconcerning my research theme. If it is ok forstudents from other universities to use the library at MINPAKU then I will go there sometimes. You are also welcome to our university.



Jonathan Rankin
05/05/15 02:51:52PM @jonathan-rankin:

Dear Peter,

Thank you for getting in contact. I am still navigating how this site works but would be most happy to meet up with some like minded thinkers to discuss anything 'island' research related! I'm in Auckland and my email address is

Kind regards,


Arvind Mishra
17/02/15 11:34:25PM @arvind-mishra:

Dear Peter,

Your observations are correct insofar as state of science publishing in India is concerned.It has been a long time since I left active research in biology and now more inclined to popularization/communication of science in India.These days more interested in developing modules for science popularization for masses. Besides I am serving in state govt as Chief Executive in Fisheries department and have been given the task of imparting technological knowledge to fish farmers under lab to land programme. . I would definitely like to explore this website from time to time despite my busy schedules.

Svetlana Veselova
30/09/14 04:17:21PM @svetlana-veselova:

Dear Prof. Matthews, your proposal to take part in session 'Archaeology of Disasters' is very interesting for me especialy concerning contemporary events on border of Russia. I'm not archeologist. But I'think it is very important explore the arheology of common consciousness. How the media work with the consciousness? How to work with the media consciousness, causing a rift within the social groups and war. Comparative analysis of the structure of the media reports for the past six months shows that the Disasters was caused not by natural hurricanes, typhoons and vicious Social Engineering. Agenda: Arheology of disasters constructed in the system of knowledge and education

Katherine Akagi
03/06/14 04:08:25AM @katherine-akagi:
Hello,Thank you for your warm welcome and question regarding a control group.At this point in time we will not be able to have a control group. The project has had some organizational bumps and so the scope will be need to be narrowed a bit. It basically needed to be up and running in terms of offering the service to the surrounding community on 6/1/14. So we are assessing what data we will actually be able to collect.


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