Reporting outcomes through ResearchFish

ResearchFish is the system used to report research "outcomes" to EPSRC. 

This is important because failure to report may lead to various sanctions, such as research funds being withheld. On a more positive note, providing this information to EPSRC helps them to make the case for increased research funding in mathematics.

It is a good idea to first create an ORCID account, and link it to ResearchFish through an option on the ResearchFish home page. If your ORCID account does not have your latest papers, one easy way to update it is to use the "Add to ORCID" option in Scopus by following the instructions here.

To add publications into ResearchFish, go to My Portfolio -> Common Outcomes -> Publications -> Add New Entry.

If you have a linked ORCID account, click on the ORCID tab: this will list your papers and give you the option of adding those which are not already in your Portfolio (which are greyed out).

If you do not have a linked ORCID account, or you are not an author, it is probably easiest to add papers by using the DOI tab and entering the DOI information. The system will then pick up all of the details from the DOI database.

Once you have entered your publications, you need to assign them to Awards (your EPSRC projects). This has changed for 2017 -- click on one of your awards, click on Publications, and then use the sliders to assign papers to the award.

Finally, you must Submit the report using the button on the My Awards page. This will take you through your awards, one by one, and may ask you to first respond to a list of questions concerning additional inputs. Once all of that is done, the system will send you an email once your submission is completed. You can amend it at any time up to the end of the submission period.

Adding delegates and research team members

Delegates (proxies) and research team members can be added by clicking on an icon on the Personal Portfolio tab. These are people who can enter Outcomes (e.g. papers) for the specified Awards (projects). This is particularly helpful for multi-investigator research grants.

DPhil students

DPhil students with funding from EPSRC also have to report annually through ResearchFish. However, non-compliance by students after they have left Oxford does not lead to any sanctions against Oxford. If academics find they are part of the student's "Research Team", and don't want to be, they can go to the My Awards tab, click on "Manage My Membership"  to the right of "Awards Where I am a Research Team Member", and then click on "Remove Myself" from the relevant Award.