Questions directly focused on PERFORMING academic research. Do not use this for questions about publishing research. Read the tag wiki before applying this tag.
Use this tag for questions about the process of research.
If the research has not begun yet (writing grants) or has already been completed (publishing), do not use this tag.
Do not use this tag for questions tangentially related to research. This would render this tag useless, as it would have to be applied to almost all questions on this site, because performing research is one of the primary tasks of academians.
For example, if you are asking about how to best cite something, you are probably doing so because you are publishing your research. Such a question would only be related to research, but not about it, and should thus not be tagged research. If you are however asking, e.g., how to best organise your research, the question is actually about research and thus should be tagged research.