ResearchFish (ROS Replacement): RCUK Roadshows


Many of you may already know that ROS (Research Outcomes System) is being retired by RCUK and they are now harmonising across all research councils by implementing ResearchFish (

For those of you who are not familiar with either of these systems, they exist to help research funders track the impacts of their investments and allow researchers to easily log the outcomes of their work (in an ideal world at least). All RCUK funders will be using this new system (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC & STFC) so I expect this will have an impact on many of you in department.

As there was some confusion and unhappiness with ROS, the previous system, I strongly recommend that you attend one of the sessions outlined below, to find out more about this new system and raise questions about any future concerns you may have.

Monday 6th October
Hilton London Euston
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, Bloomsbury

Tuesday 7th October
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Piccadilly Plaza, Portland St
Manchester, M1 4PH

Wednesday 8th October
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
80 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9DE

If you would like to attend one of these roadshows then please email with the following information:

  • Your name and job title
  • Organisation name
  • Date you would like to attend
  • Any dietary or mobility requirements

If you would like the day to cover the following topics:

  • Why outcome data needs to be collected
  • Examples of how outcome data has been used
  • Researchfish demonstration
  • What other organisations use Researchfish
  • Future plans for outcomes collection
  • Questions and answer session
  • Whether there is anything else you would like RCUK to talk about