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Researchfish

Researchfish submission: Guidance for grant award holders

The next Health and Care Research Wales Researchfish submission window will open on 5 February 2018 and close on 15 March 2018.

All Health and Care Research Wales award scheme-funded researchers are now required to submit data to Researchfish on their project’s outputs, outcomes and impacts.

Grant award holders are expected to annually submit data to Researchfish, and for five years beyond the end of the grant award to assess longer-term outputs, outcomes and impact. Your submissions to Researchfish complement the quarterly and end of project reports you provide to Health and Care Research Wales.

The data you submit allows us to:

  • Monitor the outputs, outcomes and impact of the research we fund.
  • Demonstrate the difference your research project has made to health and care services and wider society.
  • Provide evidence to support continued investment in research

  • How do I get started?
  • How do I submit?
  • Where can I get help?
  • Guidance and FAQs document.

How do I get started?

If you are new to Researchfish, grant award holders, referred to as Principal Investigators (PIs) in the system, will be sent a link to activate their account, after which you will be able to enter output and impact information. You may delegate access for particular awards to a member of your research team to help complete the submission. You can access your award(s) using the following link: http://www.researchfish.com.

A useful introductory 8 minute video by Researchfish shows you how to navigate the submission process, and there is a comprehensive user guide available as a PDF download.

If you have a new award, we will send you an email with a link that will add your new award to your Researchfish account when you click on it. You can also link to your ORCID through Researchfish.

How do I submit?

You may enter and edit information in Researchfish at any time, but it must be verified and submitted during the submission window. This confirms that the information given is correct and can be used. You can download a full question set in advance from Researchfish.

Where can I get help?

  • Click on ‘Help and support’ within Researchfish.
  • Contact Health and Care Research Wales at: Healthandcareresearchgrants@gov.wales

Further Guidance and FAQ