We recommend you to use modern digital tools at various stages of the research cycle to effectively organize your research activities.
Instruments for research
Search, storing and processing the research database
Citavi – bibliographic manager and organizer. The free version allows to save up to 100 records.
Mendeley – free program for bibliographic information management. It allows users to save and view research materials in PDF format and also is connected to the international social network of scientists. The tool serves to manage the library, collaborate on articles, find like-minded researchers, and study research trends.
Zotero – free, easy to use tool that helps to collect, manage, cite, and share research sources.
Storing and sharing research data
Figshare – a universal repository, designed to store and manage scientific documents. It allows you to organize the results of your scientific research privately and securely, and to make them visible, accessible and cited. Researchers can save and share their results, including numbers, data sets, images, and videos, for free.
re3data – a global registry of research data repositories.
Zenodo – a universal repository, supported by OpenAIRE and CERN, offers researchers to host datasets, allows them to upload up to 50 GB. Each Zenodo deposit receives for free a unique DOI that is conventionally divided into Version DOIs and Concept DOIs: the first indicates a specific version of the document, and the second leads to a page where you can view all its versions.
Communication with other researchers
Linkedin – professional social network for everyone.
ResearchGate – social network for scientists with more than 5 million users. Offers solutions for private correspondence, possibility to create a professional resume or portfolio, a library of publications uploaded by members, statistics tools that allow you to analyze who, from which countries, for what searches, and how often download a specific page or publications. Has a question and answer board.
Platforms for co-writing articles
Authorea – a platform for writing scientific, technical documents in cooperation.
Authorcafe – a service for storing information – documents, images, tables, bibliographic files, e-mail conversations, etc., using in collaborative research projects and for writing articles.
Identification of researchers
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) – an open-source, non-profit project for creating and maintaining a registry of unique researchers IDs, a transparent and holistic way to present research results. The ORCID account includes information about the researcher: surname, first name, email address, place of work, advanced information about research activity.
ResearcherID – an international system of personal identification of authors of scientific publications. It is used to identify authors in international databases of scientific publications, for instance, Web of Science. Allows you to create a researcher’s profile and combine different variants of spelling in Latin, create a list of your own publications, both included in the Web of Science database and those which were not included in it, to determine your scientometric indicators (citation index, Hirsch index ), and associate your profile with ORCID.