AuthorAid is a free scholarly network designed to assist researchers in the Global South to find collaborators and mentors. It was profiled in the Scholarly Kitchen a couple of days ago.
Below are links to the Scholarly Kitchen article and to the AuthorAid website. It would be nice to have something similar for independent scholars everywhere!
Andy Nobes, March 19, 2018 Guest Post: "New Platform Facilitates International Research Collaboration to Help Solve our Biggest Global Challenges"