Research and Innovation Services (RIS) will be running a series of drop-in sessions where academics can complete their ResearchFish submissions and ask questions as they go with a member of the team.
Researchfish submission deadlines and sanctions for non-compliance
The system is open all year round for data entry. However many funders set an annual submission window with a deadline by which a Principal Investigator (PI) needs to submit data to Researchfish.
The 2023/24 data collection periods were announced as follows:
- Research Councils – submission period 5 February and 4pm on 14 March 2024
- British Heart Foundation - submission period 5 February and 4pm on 14 March 2024
- Cancer Research UK – submission period 5 February and 4pm on 14 March 2024
- National Institute for Health Research - submission period 5 February and 4pm on 14 March 2024
It is important to note that some funders will apply sanctions if a Researchfish return is not submitted by the deadline. These can apply to the individual (e.g. PI is ineligible to apply for further funding) or at an institutional level (e.g. grant payments are withheld).
If there is nothing to report during the submission window, as PI, you are still required to click the “submit” button for a ‘null’ return on Researchfish. However, if you feel that no further outcomes will arise from an award, you can discuss this with the funder and request that the award is ‘closed’ in Researchfish. If you think this applies to you, notify RIS who will liaise with the funder on your behalf.
You can nominate delegates to help you complete information on your grants. However, the PI is responsible for the final submission on the system.