UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) collects outputs, outcomes and impacts during the active life of their funded awards, and beyond. Currently this process is achieved by UKRI councils award holders making outcomes submissions on an annual basis via an online data repository known as researchfish®.
UKRI has a responsibility to demonstrate the value and impact of research supported through public funding, but it also collects this information for a number of other reasons:
This set of webpages contains information that relates specifically to UKRI’s research outcomes collection policies and processes. There are also specific areas devoted to providing key information to principal investigators (inc. fellows), students (inc. their supervisors) and research organisations (ROs) administrators which can be accessed further down the page
The next UKRI submission period on researchfish® is due to take place between 3 February 2020 and 4pm 12 March 2020
Please note that throughout the Research outcomes webpages (and all related communications) when the phrase ‘UKRI’ or ‘UKRI councils’ is used, it is only referring to those elements of UK Research and Innovation who have a harmonised approach to the collection of research outcomes and currently gather them from award holders using the researchfish® system (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC).