Reporting research outcomes annually via Researchfish has now replaced most final reports on grants and is essential to enable RCUK to demonstrate the value and impact of research supported through public funding. RCUK uses information that researchers provide on the outputs, outcomes and impact of their Research Council-funded projects to report to, and engage with, both the Government and the public.
Between now and 16th March 2017 RCUK funded Principal Investigators and third year PhD students funded by RCUK will need to log on to Researchfish and update outcomes, and submit a return to confirm that information is accurate and complete. This can be done at any time during the submission period. All staff and students who need to do this have already been contacted via email, both directly by Researchfish and by RBS.
RBS will providing support throughout the submission and we will be holding a drop-in session on Wednesday 22nd February, in room 315 Northumberland Building. Please come along if you have any questions about your outcomes, submission or the Researchfish system.
UKRO has published some useful practical guidance [subscribers only] for those embarking on the process of preparing an application for Horizon 2020. This includes advice on the administrative forms (and the different budget requirements between one-stage and two-stage applications) and the “declarations” the coordinator has to make prior to submission. Full guidance on submission is available at the Participant Portal.