Capturing Research Impact Using Researchfish
Researchfish is an online platform that allows researchers
and funders to collect and track the outputs from research projects that they
have been involved in.
Why are we using
Researchfish allows us to see the outputs from our whole
research portfolio and the wider picture of the impact of funding these
We are only able to fund research due to the generosity and
fundraising efforts of our supporters. It is therefore important that we can
demonstrate how their donations have been used, the progress of the research we
fund, and the impact that this research has had. This is not just about the
results from the vital research you conduct, but also the wider impact that you
have – from engagement activities to influencing policy and practice- all of which
could have an impact on their day to day lives.
In addition, it is important that we assess the outcomes of our
research portfolio to ensure that our research strategy is allowing us to use
our funding to have the biggest possible impact on psoriasis research. The data
from Researchfish will allow us to do this.
How do I use Researchfish?
If you are a Psoriasis Association grant holder, please see below for details on how to use Researchfish. For further information, please contact Researchfish at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Researchfish support section below.
You can add research outputs to your grant at any time
during the year. Outputs can range from publications, further funding, and
engagement activities, to Intellectual Property, influencing policy, and many
more. Please read through the list of common outcomes on the award page and include
the outcomes in the relevant sections. For further guidance on the outputs that
can be recorded and the section in which they should be recorded, please click here.
Also, please ensure that the outcomes are
relevant to the specific award that you are in the process of updating.
If you hold a Psoriasis Association PhD Studentship, please also include any outputs that have resulted from the Psoriasis Association Outreach and Travel grants. These additional grants are only available to Psoriasis Association funded PhD students and so the outputs should be counted as part of the outputs from the main PhD Studentship.
Can I add a team
member or collaborator?
Yes, grant holders can add team members, such as PhD
students, and collaborators who will then be able to add research outputs to
the grant. Instructions to do this can be found here on the
This function is especially useful if you are a grant holder
of a PhD Studentship as the student may be able to expand on some of the
research outputs, such as Engagement Activities or Next Destination. However,
please note that team members and collaborators are not able to submit the
Researchfish report on your behalf.
Researchfish and Annual
Annual reports are still required for all research grants
funded by the Psoriasis Association. However, we will endeavour to ensure that
there is no overlap between the two so that relevant information only has to be
submitted to us once.
As impact from a research project can often take years to
come to fruition, we will continue to ask for data to be submitted to
Researchfish for at least two years after the grant has finished.