Research Central (retired)
Expand your audience and monetise your content with Research Central, our mobile-first distribution platform that brings together content from hundreds of research providers. Growing every day, Research Central contains over articles from over 500 publishers and 50,000 authors.
Research Central is available on iPhone, iPad and Android. It is often used when commuting or traveling. Having offline at the core ensures that fresh content matching reader preferences is always available on their device, delivering a super-fast experience regardless of signal strength.
“Mobile distribution via Research Central is
complementary with our existing web portal.
We didn't want to build our own apps but still
wanted to reach our clients whilst on the go.”
Why do publishers like Research Central?
Some publishers want to complement their own web portal with a suite of native apps but don't have the appetite to invest in building and maintaining separate mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.
turning Qualified Leads
We can provide qualified leads when readers show an interest. Publishers can also decide to show article headlines only to non-subscribers, or only allow access up to a certain number of reports a month for example.
Free to contribute
Provided the content is mobile friendly and relevant to our target audience, there is no cost to contribute. We charge for supplementary services around it like advanced analytics and the qualified lead generation.
Apart from the usual report level analytics, dive deeper with readership insights around specific content sections and let it steer future content creation.
clients and subscribers
We support basic as well as complex entitlements. In addition, entitlement management can be fully automated via our API’s or managed using our secure web-based publisher dashboard.
Available to all your clients
Don't limit your
As the Research Central apps are free to download for readers, they are available to all your clients. Not only the subset that paid for the expensive license of the terminal provider.
Why do readers like Research Central?
There is an active development road map with plenty of exciting features we
can't wait to share with you but below are some of the commonly
quoted reasons our readers like using Research Central.
no more pinching
The content on Research Central is specifically optimised for mobile with phone friendly table of contents and the ability to adjust font size. No more pinching and zooming on PDFs.
Offline at the core
perfect for tube, train or plane
or when you have a poor signal
Research Central is often used when commuting or traveling. Having offline at the core ensures a super-fast experience for readers regardless of their signal strength.
"don't make me open 10 different apps before getting onto the tube"
Specifically on mobile, readers like their news and research in one place. In addition, the app syncs the most recent content matching their multi-publisher preferences onto their device.
Free to download
The Research Central apps are free to download in the AppStore and Playstore. Public content is directly available whilst premium content is subject to extra entitlements.
Readers can customise their news feeds by following the subjects they like, either using generic topics or publisher specific channels. Some innovative features are coming soon in this area.
Be in control and get
notified only when you want to
Readers can customise their mobile notifications based on a list of subjects they want using publishers, generic topics or publisher specific channels and so forth.
News & Magazines
Beat reporting and business market news
Including business and financial newspapers, trade magazines, selective blogs and news wires.
investment research & strategy
Including investment banks, commercial regional banks and niche players.
Independent Research Providers
investment research & strategy
Including equity & fixed income, macro as well as general market research firms.
thought leadership pieces
Including large and medium-sized law firms as well as niche firms and regional players.
Buy Side Firms
internal and external investment notes
Including asset managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, pension funds.
market commentary & thought leadership
Including commercial real estate brokers, insurance brokers as well as financial market brokers.
regulatory & market summaries
Including industry associations, professional bodies as well as national & international regulators.
annual reports &
Including large caps and mid caps from the main market as well as small caps.