Scholaschmoozing … It’s Networking with a Social Twist

After setting up your profile, connect with your colleagues and make new ones. Networking is an important part of your career.

Scholabrate offers you multiple opportunities to connect with others, grow your network, and stay in touch.

Sending Invitations

There are several ways to invite others to join your network:

  1. Click on the Add a Contact icon located at the top left corner of the menu bar next to your name
  2. Insert your colleague’s details (name, email address). Please use your colleague’s institutional email address (not Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and other personal email addresses)
  3. Click the “Send” button


Your co-authors appear automatically on your profile page as you update your contribution list. Add them to your network (if you haven’t already done so). Maybe you’ll scholabrate together.

Just click on their profile photo or on the button containing their name and the icon.


Connecting with Non-Members

A good place to look for potential connections is your email contact list since you already know them and they're likely to be willing to join your Scholabrate network.

  1. Click on the Add a Contact icon  located at the top left corner of the menu bar next to your name
  2. Navigate to the "Invite New People By Email" tab
  3. Insert your colleague’s details (name, email address). Please use your colleague’s institutional email address (not their personal email addresses)
  4. Click the "Add" button
  5. Continue adding colleagues you wish to invite to Scholabrate
  6. Click the "Invite All" button

Responding to Invitations

The notification icon, located to the right of the search bar, lets you know when you get an invitation to connect.

  • Click the notification icon to view the list of inviting individuals.
  • If you would like to see the individual’s profile, click the sender’s name.
  • Reviewing a Scholabrate member’s profile can help you remember more about someone you don’t know well or decide whether to connect with someone you don’t know at all.
  • Take one of the following actions:
    1. If you want to add the person to your network, click the "Add" button.
    2. If you want to decline the invitation, click the "Ignore" button.

The platform bridges the gap between research, collaboration, and networking …

— TechWorm

It’s Called Scholaschmooze for a Reason!

One of the original features we included in Scholabrate since its early design stages was the ability for members to communicate freely — a somewhat different approach for a professional social network or an academic social network.

Hence, the name Scholaschmooze!

To start communicating with your colleagues, just head over to the "Collaboration" tab, search for your colleague in the search bar, and start chatting. You can IM, hold audio and video sessions, exchange files, leave text, audio, and video messages and more.


One way to learn about developments that interest you is to follow people in whose research you are interested, without the need to connect, allowing you to get updates from their news feed.

Keep It Posted

Once you add your connection, you can view their posts/updates on your Home page. Such posts, or updates, let you keep you up-to-date of your connections’ professional activities. Many of these updates are worth reading because they can offer news, analysis, and opinions on topics of interest to you.

You can respond to such posts and post your own updates to share news about you, your institution, and other professional interests.



  • You should send invitations to connect only to people you know and/or have relations with, such as co-workers, colleagues, or people you meet at a conference.
  • Scholabrate search results only display individuals that are already members of Scholabrate.
  • If you are sending an invitation to an individual not already a member of Scholabrate, they will have to sign up prior to becoming a contact.
  • At the moment, you can't personalize your invitation message to a recipient .

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