Funders use the data submitted by researchers into Researchfish® to monitor and evaluate the outcomes of the research they fund.
Charitable funders need to demonstrate to their supporters that donations are being effectively spent and the outcomes are used to plan their research strategies.
RCUK use the data to produce analysis reports to lobby the government for continued funding for the scientific areas covered by the Research Councils. RCUK also publish the data on the Gateway to Research, as part of their open access policy.
Note: Ensure that information submitted via Researchfish is not confidential or personal and can be published. If there is sensitive information that you wish to make the Research Council aware of, you should contact your funder directly.
A list of recent reports produced by funders can be found on the Researchfish® website.
After the 2016 collection RCUK and MRC produced reports that look at outputs reporting from Oxford compared with the national figure. The reports are based on the Researchfish® question set and look at publication, collaboration, dissemination and a range of other outputs measures. See below for the Researchfish® analysis reports.