Charities that fund medical research need to show that the research they fund has an impact for people with the condition.

As a member of the Association of Medical Research charities (AMRC), Ataxia UK is using Researchfish (https://www.researchfish.com/), an online system for collecting information on outputs, outcomes and impact of research. Researchfish allows researchers to link their outputs to the different grants that they hold from funders who are using the system. For more information about this system see the AMRC website.

For researchers in receipt of an Ataxia UK grant

You should enter the relevant information into distinct output types and sections in your Researchfish portfolio. You or a nominated delegate can add, edit and delete entries, which can then be quickly and easily attributed to one or more grant awards you hold with us or with any of the other funding organisations that use Researchfish.

Researchfish has organised training sessions in the form of webinars for researchers, and a short video on their website (under Help section) also demonstrates how to enter, attribute and submit data for a particular grant. Visit Researchfish for further information.

Submission period

Funded researchers will be asked to submit Ataxia UK-related grant evaluation data once a year, during a defined submission period.

After the submission period, portfolio information can be amended and updated at any time throughout the year. Data might be requested after the end of the grant, as it often takes time for some outputs to be realised.

Here are the terms and conditions for submitting Researchfish data.

Use of the Researchfish data

The submitted data will be analysed individually and globally, considering outputs from all our awards in Researchfish, in order to provide information to the Scientific Committee and Board members on research funding and strategy. Results of the analysis may be published on our website and also shared with the AMRC, in order to get an overview of the outcomes generated by research funded by medical research charities in the UK.