Researchfish enables funders to collect outcomes and analyse the impact of their funded research.  Over 100 funders across the world use Researchfish to collect this information, however each funder has different requirements for their submission period.

Why should I submit to Researchfish?

RCUK announced some time ago that they will be imposing sanctions for researchers who don’t make the annual submission.  The sanctions imposed can; remove a researcher’s eligibility for future funding or withhold funds from active projects.  After the submission period at the beginning of 2016, researchers have been issued with sanctions from the Research Councils for not making a submission.  Thankfully, University of Stirling were fully compliant and none of our researchers have been sanctioned.  PhD students are asked to make a submission, however there are no sanctions being applied yet.

Find out more on RCUK compliance and responsibilities here.‌

Last Submission Period

The University of Stirling had a very successful return in the last RCUK submission period with 100% submission rate for researchers and 100% for PhD students, which was above the UK average submission rates; 98% researchers and 88% PhD students.  

Forthcoming Submission Periods:

Click on the links below to view each funder's research outcomes submission requirements.

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 05/02/2018    15/03/2018   
Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018 
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018 
Medical Research Council (MRC) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018 
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018 
Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018 
NC3Rs 05/02/2018 15/03/2018
Chief Scientist Office (CSO) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018
Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 05/02/2018 15/03/2018

What do you need to do?

You are asked to make a submission if you are an award holder of a current or previous funded grant or a PhD student funded by a studentship.

If you don’t already have one you will receive an invitation email from the funder asking you to set one up.  If you have not received an email then go to Invitation Help.

We recommend that this is done regularly throughout the year to reduce time spent during the submission period.  You can add outcomes and link them to awards at any time during the year.  Find out how by watching the following help video.

The submit button will only appear when there is an active submission period.  Once you have added the relevant outcomes and linked them to your awards you must press the submit button to complete the process. 

If you don't have any new outcomes to submit then you are still required to press the submit button to meet the funder requirements.

The outcomes will be published in the public domain via Gateway to Research, please ensure that you don’t add anything that is not to be publicly visible.

ORCID Integration

Researchers can now connect their ORCID records to their Researchfish profiles.  This new functionality allows researchers to add publications to ORCID from their Researchfish account.  Also, researchers can search publications present in ORCID and transfer them over to their Researchfish account.  You can connect your ORCID on the homepage of your Researchfish profile.  Find out more about ORCID here.

Connect your ORCID to Researchfish

Don't have an ORCID ID yet? Click here to register

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