Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 135–138 | Cite as

Interview with Ijad Madisch on “The Future of Publishing and Discussing Research”

  • Robert WinterEmail author

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Dr. Ijad Madisch

ResearchGate GmbH

Invalidenstr. 115

10115 Berlin


Dr. Ijad Madisch is co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists and researchers to collaborate, share results, and speed up progress. Following his own frustrations as a researcher isolated in his lab, Ijad Madisch founded ResearchGate in 2008 together with his friends, fellow physician Sören Hofmayer and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher. ResearchGate has since grown to include more than six million scientists around the world. Ijad Madisch earned his doctorate in the field of virology, while also studying computer science on the side. He spent several years working as a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, focusing on tissue engineering and radiology. Under his leadership, ResearchGate has attracted a group of renowned investors, including Bill Gates, Benchmark and Founders...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Information ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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