If you are awarded a grant from Worldwide Cancer Research we will ask you to join Researchfish, a free online tool which helps us to track and evaluate the impact of the research we fund.
Why do we need research evaluation?
Worldwide Cancer Research is supported entirely by voluntary donations. In order for us to continue raising the money we need to fund research, it is important for us to show our supporters that the research we fund has real scientific impact. It is therefore crucial for us to capture the outcomes of this research.
What is Researchfish?
Researchfish is an online survey database developed from MRC e-Val. It is designed to allow researchers to quickly and easily upload research outcomes, such as publications, to multiple funders.
We joined Researchfish in 2013. We are currently testing whether this is a good way for us to gather further information about the outcomes of the research we fund.
Information for new and current grant holders
We will continue to manage grants and project reporting through our CCGT portal, where you applied for your grant. We will also ask you to sign-up to Researchfish online.
More than 50 UK research funding bodies, including MRC, Cancer Research UK, and many more, are already members of Researchfish. Through your Researchfish account you can easily attribute publications and other outcomes directly to Worldwide Cancer Research, as well as any other funding bodies that are using Researchfish.
If you already use Researchfish
Many of you may already use Researchfish with other funding bodies. If you have already created a Researchfish account for another funder you can log in using your existing account details to manage your Worldwide Cancer Research grant, or by following this link.
If you do not yet have a Researchfish account, instructions on how you can set one up are given below.
Creating a new Researchfish account
Once you have been awarded a grant from us we will send you an automatic email from Researchfish asking you to register. You then need to:
- register and start building your profile and research portfolio
- keep your portfolio updated throughout the year
- submit this information to us once yearly (although more frequent updates will also be accepted)
Researchfish hold regular, twice weekly, webinar sessions to help you get started.
Check the list of frequently asked questions to see if your query can be resolved there.