Research Toolbox

Below you will find general and specific resources designed to support researchers in their work and keeping them up to date with latest research trends, announcements and opportunities.


Research Intelligence

  • Academia – a platform for academics to share research papers, monitor research impact and track the research of academics.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education – a US-based website presenting news, information and jobs for college and university faculty. It offers forums for discussing a myriad of higher education related topics (job market, publication, tenure, leaving academia, etc.).
  • EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion – a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers, including a vast selection of job offers.
  • H-Net – Humanities and Social Sciences Online – an interdisciplinary forum for scholars in the humanities and social sciences best known for hosting electronic mailing lists organised by academic disciplines. It also hosts very useful resources such as H-Net Reviews (reviews of books and other publications), H-Net Job Guide and H-Announce (announcements of academic conferences, calls for papers and programmes).
  • The League of European Research Universities (LERU) – A consortium of some of the most renowned research universities in Europe advocating for the promotion of basic research.
  • ResearchGate – a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. It is the largest academic social network in terms of active users.
  • The Research Whisperer – a website dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia, with useful information on applying for grants, understanding the research culture and building academic track-records.
  • ScienceGeist – a website run by the SNSF curating useful news and opinions about ongoing research and science policy issues.
  • Social Science Space – a platform bringing together social scientists to explore, share and shape the big issues in social science, from funding to impact. This online social network features blogs with the most current thinking from key players in the field.
  • Times Higher Education – a leading UK-based weekly magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.

Free Research Engines and Software

Writing and Editing


Data Visualisation

  • Martin Grandjean – an interesting blog dedicated to the visual representation of data and research results.

Training and Professional Development

  • Vitae Researcher Development Framework – a global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers by offering services and resources for publication, career opportunities, CV writing, researcher career stories, academic cover letters, etc.

Academic Job Market and Offers

  • Academic Positions – the European career network for Academics, Researchers and Scientists.
  • EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion – a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers, including a vast selection of job offers.
  • HigherEdJobs – the leading source for jobs and career information in academia for the United States.
  • H-Net Job Guide – posting academic position announcements in the humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Inside Higher Ed – information and career services for professionals in academe.
  • – search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America, and Asia and Middle East.
  • jobs.myScience – find your future job on this page of myScience, the portal for scientists, specialists and engineers in Switzerland.
  • On the Fence – A blog for indecisive academics who are on the market, or currently employed in academe, but considering non-academic job options.
  • The Professor Is In – Karen Kelsky’s blog provides job market advice and more with a touch of humour.
  • THE Unijobs – one of the leading academic job portals, by Times Higher Education.
  • University Researchers and the Job Market – Useful publications on the academic job market from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

Networking and Collaboration

  • EMES – a research network whose goal is to build up an international corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge, pluralistic in disciplines and methodologies, around “SE” concepts: social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy, solidarity economy and social innovation.
  • European Consortium for Political Research – an independent scholarly association, with 350 institutional members across around 50 countries engaged in the research and teaching of political science worldwide.
  • Experiment – a platform for crowdfunding scientific discoveries.
  • History of International Organizations Network (HION) – a platform facilitating the exchange of information between researchers, archivists and other people interested by the work on the history of international organisations.
  • Human Rights Consortium (HRC) – an initiative developed by the University of London to facilitate and promote inter-disciplinary research in human rights nationally and internationally.
  • International Network for Economic Research (INFER) – a non-profit organisation supporting science and research in all areas of economics.
  • Partner Search Platforms – a list by Euresearch of platforms that can help you complete your consortium or become a partner in a proposed project.
  • – a free networking website for the global research community, enabling researchers to identify and connect with collaborators across all disciplines, countries and sectors.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN) – a network devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research, composed of a number of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences.
  • Swiss-African Research Cooperation (SARECO) – a programme of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) with a host of resources for researchers working on Africa.