Membership benefits

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You’ll be part of a community of researchers who are looking to make connections with researchers around the world. You’ll have exclusive access to great minds. You’ll grow your network.

Global is an international network with members from all over the world. So by becoming a member you’ll make interdisciplinary and international connections that will keep your research fresh and support your career in your institution and beyond.


You can quickly find and collaborate with people in the same field or researchers who can bring different perspectives and expertise from across disciplines and in different methodologies, to support your specialised projects.


You can build a digital profile for you and your research making it visible to people around the world. For additional visibility, check out our free Digital Identity Health Check for Academics.

Optional benefits

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Career & research advice

You can also opt in to receive the latest articles, white papers and ebooks from both and This will keep you up-to-speed with new developments and help you progress your research and career.

Exclusive events

Your membership will also entitle you to take part in Google Hangouts, webinars, and collaborative events. You’ll also receive early bird invitations to and events.

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