ResearchFish reporting deadline approaching

UK Research Council-funded principal investigators or postgraduate research students take note.

If you are a current or former principal investigator on a UK Research Council grant or fellowship, you may be expected to report the outcomes of your research in ResearchFish by 4pm on 15 March 2018. You will have received an email from RCUK if you are required to report.

The submission deadline comes at a particularly pressured time, but it is our understanding that the submission deadline will remain 15 March. If you do have questions on prioritisation of activities, please could you discuss with your Head of School or Executive Dean.

Grantholders supported by:

  • Arthritis Research UK
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
  • National Institute for Health Research
  • Parkinson’s UK
  • Rosetrees Trust
  • Stroke Association
  • The Brain Tumour Charity
  • The British Council
  • The Cure Parkinsons Trust

are also expected to report by 15 March 2018.

In order to complete the process, you need to:

  • Log in to Research Fish
  • Add information about research outcomes (such as publications, engagement activities, additional funding obtained)
  • Associate the outcomes with your grant(s).

Please remember to press the submit button once you have updated your outcomes.

ResearchFish is the system that UK Research Councils and other major funders use to collect information about the research they have funded. The funders use this information to demonstrate what has been achieved and make the case for further funding. See some examples of how funders use information from ResearchFish. 

Information returned to the Research Councils through ResearchFish is made available through the Gateway to Research, thereby raising the visibility of an individual’s research to the public and potential collaborators.

It’s vital anyone who has been asked to make a submission to ResearchFish does so. The submission process is quick and you need to do this even if there is nothing to report this year. It is also a condition of funding, and funders may impose penalties if you do not make a submission when you should.So far, about 25 per cent of submissions have been completed. See the ResearchFish website or contact the ResearchFish helpdesk for further information.

There are also helpful short videos available.

Our Research and Innovation Service may also be able to help.

Some RCUK-funded postgraduate students are also required to report and will have received an email directly from RCUK if this is the case. The sanctions mentioned above do not apply to postgraduate students.

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