While the concept of crowdsourcing has generated significant interest in the information systems (IS) research community, the application of crowdsourcing for research itself remains limited. This limitation in the adoption of crowdsourcing by researchers is partly explained by the lack of a crowdsourcing platform that is suitable for their needs. This paper presents the findings of a focus group study involving 28 researchers which aimed to reveal how such a platform should be designed. Based on the study, we are able to articulate a set of functional and non-functional requirements of a crowdsourcing platform for researchers. The findings will support researchers in design science and computer science to develop an appropriate crowdsourcing platform for researchers