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Contacting Researchers- Etiquette

  1. Sep 29, 2012 #1
    I have found a person of interest on linkedin that I wish to contact in regards to her research. She has a google plus account, which I would like to contact her through. Would it be appropriate to send her a message telling her I'm interested in the research she is doing? What would be the best way to go about this?
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  3. Sep 29, 2012 #2


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    What is the purpose of contacting this person?
  4. Sep 29, 2012 #3


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    well linked in is more anonymous as than a direct email as linkedin doesn't give you the email and she can refuse.
  5. Sep 30, 2012 #4
    Purpose- I'm trying to find more out about a research team she is conducting/coordinating regarding the Miller-Urey Experiment in a microgravity environment. It's relatively new and the only info I can find just says what the experiment is and the test data will be coming back in 2012.
  6. Sep 30, 2012 #5


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    If this person has published work and is the corresponding author, the email address should be provided in the paper. That's OK to use. Anything else - a little creepy.
  7. Sep 30, 2012 #6


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    If you're just interested in the research, I would just write an email asking for information.
  8. Sep 30, 2012 #7
    Thanks. She is the 1st person listed for correspondence from a Goldschmidt conference.
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