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RCUK: Researchfish Update

The UK Research Councils have announced that their next collection of output information via Researchfish will be pushed back to early in 2016 (from the expected date of Oct/Nov 2015).  The change is designed to allow for further improvements in the Researchfish interface and exploration of issues of interoperability with University research information systems.

RCUK published Researchfish data collected from researchers in 2014 via the RCUK Gateway to Research on the 9 April 2015.

All Research Councils have confirmed they will be requiring their funded researchers to submit returns in 2015/16 in line with the compliance and sanctions policy at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/researchoutcomes/compliance/.

It is RCUK’s intention to extend the collection of output information to all current Research Council supported studentships in 2015/16. (In 2014 a successful trial was run with a subset of MRC students.)

All RCUK grant holders are encouraged to maintain their Researchfish records throughout the year to minimise effort during the annual submission period – details of outcomes from funded research can be added to the Researchfish portal at any time (https://www.researchfish.com/).