Social Networking for Scientists

research-in-progressIt's here, it's called Richard Van Noorden writes: "More than 4.5 million researchers have signed up for ResearchGate, and another 10,000 arrive every day...That is a pittance compared with Facebook’s 1.3 billion active users, but astonishing for a network that only researchers can join. And [co-founder Ijad] Madisch has grand goals for the site: he hopes that it will become a key venue for scientists wanting to engage in collaborative discussion, peer review papers, share negative results that might never otherwise be published, and even upload raw data sets. "

Illustration: 2011, Jorge Cham,