Reporting your project’s outcomes


When you need to report

You must submit your research outcomes in Researchfish during the annual submission period. This is unless you have an exemption or have been told to use alternative reporting methods.

The submission period is usually six weeks between February and March each year.

The next submission period is from 6 February 2023 until 16:00 on 16 March 2023.

If you’re required to submit outcomes during the upcoming submission period, UKRI will email you to confirm this. We will also send you reminders of the deadline.

You can only submit outcomes during the submission period. You can create, edit and attribute your outcome records in Researchfish at any time, and it’s good practice to keep them up to date.

When to begin reporting

If you are a principal investigator or fellow, you will usually need to report outcomes from early in your project until at least five years after it ends.

If you are a doctoral student with a UKRI studentship you will usually need to report outcomes from the third year of your studentship and for three years after it ends.

Please note, this will once again be optional for students to report in 2022 due to the ongoing disruption and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are encouraging students who are able to do so to make a submission. This is very valuable in helping us understand the outcomes of students’ research and the impact of our training awards, in particular, the impact the pandemic has had on student outcomes.

Last updated: 27 January 2023

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