Create a profile so that your research can be seen and connected to you as a researcher. There are many benefits of using these platforms, though some caution must be used with notification and privacy settings.
Some examples of these platforms are:
ASN encourage users to upload copies of published research, but doing so may infringe on the copyright agreement you signed with the publisher. You can avoid this problem by providing a link to a copyright cleared copy of the article in CRO (CSU Research Output). Alternatively, you can check the Publishers copyright policies using Sherpa/Romeo, a searchable site of publisher copyright policies & self-archiving details, i.e. some publishes allow self-archiving of copies of an article at different points of the publication cycle, or after an agreed period of time.
Jamali (2017) discovered that in 2015, more than 50% of the non-Open Access articles found in ResearchGate, did not comply with publishers copyright and self-archiving policies.
For further reading on using ASN see the following articles:
Jamali, H. R. (2017). Copyright compliance and infringement in ResearchGate full-text journal articles. (Report). Scientometrics 112(1): 241-254.
Van Noorden, R. (2014). Scientists and the social networks. (News: Feature). Nature 512(7513): 126-129.
These resources will help you create a profile on the web that you can then use to promote your research
Laakso, M., Lindman, J., Shen, C., Nyman, L., & Björk, B.-c. (2017). Research output availability on academic social networks: implications for stakeholders in academic publishing. Electronic Markets, 27(2), 125-133. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12525-016-0242-1
Lovett, J. A., Rathemacher, A. J., Boukari, D., & Lang, C. (2017). Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation. Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication, 5, 1-35. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.2183
Manca, S. (2018). ResearchGate and Academia.edu as networked socio-technical systems for scholarly communication: a literature review. Research In Learning Technology, 261-16. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2008