This morning I've been looking for a self-hosted alternative to Researgate/Academia/Google Scholar/linkedIn; I'm currently using WP Resume but what I want is something where taxonomy etc are already adapted for a scientific profile.

To be more specific, a tool or set of tools

  • where you can add references such as papers/proceedings/Etc, add items to them and organize them
  • which can parse google scholar and others to get citations stat (a cron job could trigger that)
  • where you have your profile page with skills, lab(s) etc
  • of course with a sexy interface (usually the biggest challenge in opensource projects)

Somehow a ideal mix between zotero.org for displaying references and researchgate/academia for their interface and profile pages. And aggregating stats from various sources. http://simile-widgets.org/exhibit3/ is nice and could be used like Zotero does for timelines

I've checked github and the vast web but I found nothing. The homemade technical solution seems to be wp-publications+wp-resume+exhibit3+lots of taxonomy and design work

Have you heard about something close to what I want?

Thank you reader(s)

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    Those three sites all do somewhat different things. What are the specific features you're looking for? (please edit the question to include them) Feb 3, 2016 at 16:36
  • Having your very own page tucked away in the dark recesses of the Internet serves no discernible purpose. Noone will ever see it.
    – vonbrand
    Feb 4, 2016 at 16:57
  • @vonbrand on the other hand, it's frustrating when the only contact information available for a researcher is their Google Scholar/Researchgate/Academia etc profile. If that's your only online presence, and it doesn't include an email address, you will be unreachable.
    – Tyler
    Feb 4, 2016 at 22:32
  • @Tyler, then add a contact address...
    – vonbrand
    Feb 4, 2016 at 22:42


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