ResearchGate was founded in 2008 by the physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer along with computer specialist Horst Fickenscher. Eleven million scientists connect and make their research open to all – and 10,000 new researchers join the network every day. They all conduct research at universities, in companies, or independently. On ResearchGate, they share their work, including raw data and negative results, and upload 2.5 million publications to their profiles every month. Here they also get immediate feedback from their peers. Their research and this feedback is public, which makes science more open, transparent and accountable than ever before.