ResearchGate integrates with GetFTR

GetFTR has today announced that ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, has integrated with the service as part of an expanded offering for publishers. 

Over the last few months, GetFTR has been building, and ResearchGate testing, a new opt-in service that provides a faster way to check entitlement information between publishers, academic discovery services like ResearchGate, and reading platforms

Publishers that opt-in to using this integrated service offering from GetFTR will be able to benefit from a high performing and easy way to manage their entitlement information in content syndication arrangements. Whilst researchers will benefit from quick, effortless access to the articles that they are entitled to. GetFTR is in talks with additional discovery and reading platforms to extend this offering. Mathias Astell, Product VP, ResearchGate commented:

“GetFTR has gone from strength to strength since its launch three years ago. With our aligned commitment to enabling quicker and easier access to research, working with GetFTR to deliver this new service enables us to facilitate greater access to high quality research content for our 25m+ researcher users, both on- and off-campus. This service will also increase the reach and accessibility of the content our publisher partners share through the network. All our Publisher partners will soon be able to benefit from this service and we look forward to working with them on this.”

Since launch, GetFTR has been focused on providing value to researchers by making their journey to find and access trusted content easier, as well as supporting publishers by optimizing researchers’ pathways to authoritative content. GetFTR remains committed to enhancing its core offering of addressing this gap between discovery and access, and continues to explore use cases such as reference list and discovery service integration, to do this. 

The introduction of these capabilities to support content syndication and provide faster links to content – now in use by ResearchGate – are the next step in GetFTRs evolution of service offerings for the community. Global academic publisher Springer Nature is the first publisher to take advantage of  this service, as part of its content syndication agreement with ResearchGate.

 Dianne Benham, GetFTR Product Director, commented:

“We are delighted to be working with ResearchGate to support content syndication arrangements for those publishers who wish to use the service. It speaks directly to our goal of enabling improved discovery and streamlined access to trusted scholarly content. We have valued ResearchGate and Springer Nature’s expertise as we have developed and tested this new service, and look forward to working with additional partners.”