UKRI and Researchfish

The 2019 collection period for UKRI funded grants will run from 04 February 2019 to 14 March 2019. All PI's are expected to report on their grants and the normal expectation is for an award to be reported on for at least five years after the end date.

Researchers (including students) are required to log in to Researchfish and submit a return between 04 February and 14 March 2019 to confirm that their information is accurate and complete. Researchers can add information at any time during the year, but they can only submit a return during the submission period. Where a PI does not expect any further outcomes, he/she can ask the research council to close the grant. Where there are no further outcomes in this period, or where there are no outcomes yet, researchers have to submit a nil return.

Sanctions for noncompliance with Researchfish

From 2015, sanctions will apply to UKRI-funded researchers who do not make a submission each year during the data submission period, even if this is a nil-submission (e.g. because it is too early for any outcomes to have emerged from the research yet). The policy is detailed here and non-compliant researchers will lose eligibility to apply for further awards from any Research Council and any current awards will have their payments withheld until such time as the PI becomes compliant. This does not apply to students, though overall institutional compliance may be considered in making future doctoral training awards.

Submission Details

Researchers (including students) access Researchfish and submit a return between February and March each year to confirm that their information is accurate and complete at that time. Researchers can add information at any time during the year, but they can only submit a return during the submission period. Where a PI does not expect any further outcomes, he/she can ask the research council to close the grant. Where there are no further outcomes in this period, or where there are no outcomes yet, researchers have to submit a nil return.

Help and Support

There are short webinars (lasting around 10 mins) on the Researchfish website to help you find out how to use the system:  https://www.researchfish.com/helpwiz

The Researchfish content guide is also available for guidance on the various types of information that Researchfish records.

For further information please read the common questions section or email researchreporting@abdn.ac.uk.

More information about making a Researchfish submission, for UKRI grants, can be found here