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    By Research Cooperative, 2015-03-13

    Welcome to the Research Cooperative

     Kia ora!  Добро пожаловать!   ¡Bienvenido!   환영합니다!   Willkommen!   مرحبا بك 

    The Research Cooperative is a moderated social network and NPO dedicated to better academic, technical and educational communication (see more). The network brings together researchers, research students, science writers, editors, proofreaders, illustrators, indexers, translators, publishers, and others.

    As 'knowledge workers' we all need to work together more effectively in order to achieve better communication of knowledge. This is why the network is called a 'research cooperative'.

    Membership is free for individuals, educational organisations, and commercial companies. 

    Visit Services to offer, request or find help related to writing and publishing (all topics, languages, and countries).

    • Editors, translators, illustrators and others can offer volunteer, discount, or full-priced professional help.
    • Authors and publishers can request volunteer, discount, or full-priced professional help.

    Our work-related focus Groups encourage contact between members with shared or complementary interests.

    After login, instant messaging with other members is possible. Click on the yellow text bubble icon at right (see more about 'chat').

    See our network introduction in other languages: ArabicChineseDutchFrenchGerman, GreekMaoriRussianSpanishPortugese, RomanianTagalogTurkish, and Vietnamese.

    To join the Research Cooperative, please apply for a user account (see "Create account" in main menu above, or "Signup" below). After your account is approved, please log in to set up or update your Profile and Account pages.


    Siebold1836.jpgCreating a public profile is important for effective networking.

    Up to three profiles can be made to introduce different areas of your work (e.g. as researcher, editor, and translator). Or one profile can be used to introduce all areas of your work. The choice is yours.

    Image: the well-suited profile of doctor, ethnologist, and biologist Philipp Franz von Siebold (Anon 1826, Japan, via Wikimedia Commons). Your own profile can include a well-chosen image (ask an illustrator for help?), short biography, personal blog, and unique URL.

    The following membership types are available:

    New Regular Member. Free. A user name, brief self-description, active email address, and password are required.

    Publisher. A nominal fee is requested for academic societies, groups, or publishers wishing to showcase activities and publications using a variety of digital media. Please enquire.

    Shopfront (enquiries welcome). Display your business profile, manage online financial transactions through the "Paypal Buy It Now" service, and benefit from being on the same 'street' as your potential customers.

    Please help the Research Cooperative develop and grow! We need volunteer writers, editors, translators, moderators and commentators. See contact details below. Members can also join our open volunteer group here.

    Donations are not expected but are welcome.

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      If you know the email address used to register with, enter address here to get a new password.

    To learn more about using this site, see Documentation and Research Cooperative history

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  • Address

    Admin. & Site Owner: Dr Peter J. Matthews, The Research Cooperative, c/o National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511. Tel. +81 (6) 6878 8344. Fax. +81 (6) 6878 7503. Email = researchcooperative  at  gmail  dot com. Skype: cooperative.

  • Contact us

    This contact form can be used to ask anything about the Research Cooperative and joining our network.

    If you have already joined, and have your login details (username or email address, and password), please use the "Support tickets" tab under your username, after log-in. Using a support ticket is the best way to report issues or ask questions, so that you and Admin can keep track of questions and replies.

    Answers may already exist in the "Documentation" (see under "Support", in main menu)

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