Reporting your project’s outcomes

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Overview

If you have a research grant, fellowship or studentship supported by a research council, you will usually need to report your research outcomes through a service called Researchfish.

There is a different way to report on your project if it is funded by Innovate UK. Contact your monitoring officer if you have any questions.

Research outcomes are made publicly available for the purposes of transparency and knowledge sharing on UKRI’s Gateway to Research.

Why we ask you to report

Reporting research outcomes helps us to understand what has changed as a result of the support you’ve received.

UKRI and the research councils must demonstrate the value and impact of publicly funded research and training.

This helps us to:

  • justify additional spending to government – and attract more funding for the research community
  • be transparent about what our funding delivers
  • effectively track and analyse the progress, productivity and impact of research
  • prioritise funding efforts to meet wider strategic aims or programmes
  • make research more visible and open to the public – through automatic publishing on Gateway to Research everyone can see what’s been funded and understand the benefit.

The information collected is also used in many research council publications. See the list of publications that use Researchfish data.

Last updated: 31 August 2021

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