ResearchFish submissions are due this month and we need your help

ResearchFish submissions are due this month and we need your help
Senior Research Associate (UCL)
01 February 2021

It's time to remind all UKCRIC colleagues that ResearchFish is once again open for submissions. EPSRC and UKRI expect all UKCRIC grants to complete ResearchFish submissions before 11th March 2021.

ResearchFish is a tool used by researchers to track research and evidence impact, and is a great opportunity to tell our funders about UKCRIC’s many activities, impacts and publications across all grants. It also establishes a UKCRIC evidence base to support current and future UKRI bids, and updates the publically available information on The UKRI Gateway.

To support this process, we are asking everyone involved with UKCRIC to:

  • Update their Personal portfolios to include all outputs produced since March 2020
  • Assign entries to all relevant UKCRIC Awards (NB: entries can be assigned to multiple awards)
  • Set up a Research Fish account (NB: if you don’t already have one, you can set one up here.)
  • Contact us If you wish to link any of your entries to the UKCRIC Coordination Node or other UKCRIC grants and don’t currently have permission to do so,
  • Think broadly when updating their personal portfolios.

Common outcomes or outcome sub-types

ResearchFish has a dizzying array of Common outcomes or outcome sub-types, so bear this in mind when adding your outcomes.

Reporting areas likely to be UKCRIC relevant include:
• Publications – academic and non-academic
• Engagement activities – presentations, keynotes, workshops, roundtables, debates, panels, seminars, lectures, outreach activities, podcasts, TV, radio, webinars, hackathons, lectures
• Further funding – any funding that has been leveraged, in part or whole, from a UKCRIC grant
• Collaborations and partnerships – with non-academic and academic institutions, whether described in the project bid or not
• Research databases and models – which look similar to ‘Research tools and methods’ (used mainly for medical outputs), but are more relevant to UKCRIC
• Software and technical products – web-based tools, software, detection devices, instruments
• Influencing policy, practice, patients and the public – training, guidelines, guidance committee membership, evidence at a review, cited in influencing documents
• IP and licensing – copyrights, patents, trademarks
• Awards and recognition – from project-wide to an individual team member, such as medals, prizes, visiting researchers, appointments (e.g., as editor), personal keynote invitations
• Next destination and skills – the qualifications team members gained and where team members have moved to after leaving the project or the project ending

Don’t forget that it is possible to link to multiple grants, you just need permission to do so from the other grant holders. If you wish to link any of your entries to the UKCRIC Coordination Node or other UKCRIC grants and need permission, please let us know.

If you have any questions about what this year’s ResearchFish submission means for UKCRIC, let us know.

For general information see:

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