Researchfish FAQ

We monitor the impact and progress of the research that we fund in a number of ways.

How to use Researchfish®

When to report?

Our Researchfish® reporting period runs during February and March. This is the formal period during which details of new outputs can be attributed to your funded grant. You can, however, enter, amend and update information in your portfolio at any time throughout the year. We ask that all our active grant holders report annually, with the first submission expected a year after their award start date. As many of the outcomes of a grant can occur after the award has ended, our researchers should continue to report after the completion of their funding. The number of annual submissions we request post award end date varies according to grant type.

Grant Type Years after award has ended
Network Resource Grant
Major projects
Interdisciplinary Research Grant
5 years
Network Cooperation Grant
Pilot projects
Target Validation Pathfinder Grant
3 years
PhD Scholarship 3 years
Equipment Grant
Network Support Grant
1 year

The principal grant holder will receive an invitation email with instructions on how to register and a specific link. If you already have a Researchfish® account, you will still need to follow the link in order for new grants to appear in your personal Researchfish® portfolio.

What to report?

We require grantholders to record outputs that directly arise from your funded grant(s) within distinct sections in Researchfish®. This includes information on publications, new collaborations, further funding, engagement activities, etc. The supplementary Alzheimer’s Research UK-specific question set will be located as a compulsory section within the award record.

We’re keen to hear about all outputs associated with your funded research – both weird and wonderful! If you’re ever unsure about whether a specific output should be attributed to your award, feel free to contact the Research team at: [email protected]

Who can report?

We prefer the registered PI to enter the outputs associated with their Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded research. However, the PI can also nominate a trusted team member or delegate to record outputs on their behalf. This should normally be someone who works directly on the grant, for example the lead post-doc, but lab managers or personal assistants may also be nominated. For our funded PhD Studentships, the PI must nominate the student as a team member to record the outputs. Regardless of who records the outputs, it is the PI’s responsibility to check the outputs and confirm the final submission during the reporting period.

Holders of Scientific Conference Grants, Network Centre Grants and most Strategic Projects are not currently required to report through Researchfish®. We operate alternative reporting protocols for these awards and holders are welcome to email us with outputs at any time at: [email protected]

Additional support

Researchfish® have prepared a number of help videos to guide you through the reporting process. These can be found on the Researchfish website. Any queries can be directed to the Researchfish® Support team at [email protected] or [email protected]