Research Cooperative


Blogs: 12
Pages: 7
images: 5
youtube videos: 1
Invitations: 2
Groups: 12
Location: International
Work interests: Providing NPO social network for better research communication
Affiliation/website: Serving all members of the Research Cooperative
Preferred contact method: Other (details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: email (researchcooperative atto gmail dotto com)
Favourite publications: PJ Matthews and J Akamine, eds. (2004) Research Writing in Japan: Personal, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives, Senri Ethnological Reports No. 49. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.

Signing-up (how to join)

  • Overview

    The sign-up process requires the folllowing steps.

    (1) A new visitor to the site should find the "create account" tab in the main menu.

    (2) Clicking on "create account" opens a form with which user account details can be submitted for review by the Research Cooperative administrator or moderator. All the fields in this initial form are required.

    (3) After submitting the application to create an account, a message will be sent automatically to the email address provided, notifying the owner of that address that the application is being processed.

    (4) When the application is accepted, a message will be sent to confirm this.

    (5) After receiving the confirmation email, the user can return to their account, edit the account fields previously seen, fill further optional account fields for the Administrator (for comments/questions), and set up one or more public profiles using the profile tab next to their account tab.

  • A New User has just signed up on!

    This "New User" message (title above) is sent automatically to the Research Cooperative Administrator (currently Dr Peter Matthews) and Profile Moderator (currently Mr Rupam Das), and will be seen by one or the other. The message contains the following information:


    A new user has just signed up on

    user name: etc.
    email address: etc.
    ip address: etc.

    You can view the new User Profile here:  (URL)

    Pending User Dashboard: (URL)

  • Message sent after approval of application to join

    The Research Cooperative requires a personal, human approval process to help ensure that all members of the network have a real interest in research, science communication, education, educational publishing, and related areas of work.

    When your application to create a Research Cooperative User Account is approved, the following message is automatical sent to your private email address (the address given in the initial Signup form after going to the "Create account" tab in our main site menu).


    Message title: Your Account has been activated!


    Date: e.g. 2017年1月1日(日) 21:48

    Subject: Your Account has been activated!

    To: [your private email address]

    Thank you for signing up with!
    Your account has been activated, and you can now log in:

    After logging in, please check your account and profile settings.

    Use the cog icon at top right on your profile page to reach the settings.

    If you would prefer to no longer receive event notifications, you

    can adjust your notification preferences in your User Account:

    Or you can instantly unsubscribe from all notifications: user code)
  • A footnote in automatic messages from the Research Cooperative

    The following footnote should be displayed in all automatic messages sent by our network.


    *** FOOTNOTE***

    If you would prefer to no longer receive event notifications, you

    can adjust your notification preferences in your User Account:

    Or you can instantly unsubscribe from all notifications: user code)


    "Event notifications" are notifications that might be sent to your priviate address depending on your activity within the network.

    All the different possible notifications can be reviewed and selected or deselected individually, or you can unsubscribe from all automatic notifications.


  • Signup Note


    The core features of our network are:

    (1) service OFFERS and REQUESTS (see "Services"),
    (2) our public member profiles (see "Members" subtab under Services), and
    (3) the network search tools (see the "Explore" tab).

    After joining the network, please visit your "Account Settings" tab under your profile name in the main menu - then complete or update your public profile and private account details.


    (Composed 1. Feb. 2017; this will be shown to new members at the time of Signup; the message can be changed by Admin using global configuration settings of the "Users" module)