The Research Cooperative was established in 2001 by one NZ researcher based in Japan. It is an international, not-for-profit organisation. <b>Our aim is to help people anywhere develop skills and discover opportunities for</b> writing, editing, translating, publishing, and other areas of research communication. <b>The Cooperative welcomes volunteers, learners, and also all who can offer experience and professional services</b>
The forums are monitored, but we do not vet our members for their skills, fees, or financial circumstances, and do not offer any guarantees in this regard. We depend on our members to assess their own skills or and requirements, and to privately negotiate their own work agreements. The site is open to all
who are involved in research, or who want to be involved in research, irrespective of their academic, linguistic, economic, and geographical circumstances.
The site is based on an advanced social networking system
that offers security and many benefits
for our members and visitors. Members
are automatically assigned an invisible email address through which they can be automatically notified about replies to messages posted in the forums, or comments on their own profile page. To join a forum
, visit the forum page of interest (see menu at left), then sign up
(above right) and then follow the instructions. Members may be private individuals or may represent companies, research institutions, and other organisations.
contact Dr Peter Matthews (email: researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com) (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka Japan tel. +81 6 6876-2151 (exchange, Japanese)