User Guidance Notes
Find out more about using the Researchfish system and our expectations in our User Guidance Notes
We are accountable to our supporters and so it is crucial that we regularly monitor the progress and outcomes of research we fund and can show how it is helping to defeat brain tumours. This section outlines our requirements from you as a grant holder.
Aside from formal grant reporting we require that you let us know as soon as possible about any significant developments relating to your grant. These include, for example issues such as delays, challenges or significant changes to the study methodology Staffing changes including the loss or recruitment of any staff to the grant, whether temporary or permanent, including maternity or sick leave publications i.e. acceptance or progress towards acceptance of any publications arising from the work. Intellectual property arising from the research Advance notification of potential publications in this way gives our press team notice to raise awareness of our (and your) work amongst a wider audience. Full details of grant requirements are provided in the Terms and Conditions of Award for Research Grants.
Grants are paid quarterly in arrears against actual costs. Your institution should submit an invoice including the grant reference number, invoice period and cost breakdown by award letter cost categories to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post. Any invoice queries should go to email@example.com
We require you to submit progress reports annually via email prior to the anniversary of your grant start date. An extra report is requested part way through the final year of the grant as well as a final report at the end of the grant. When we request a report we provide a form on which to complete it. Reports are considered by our Grant Review and Monitoring committee and Trustees. We will only continue to support the project if they consider that satisfactory progress has been made. Further details of progress reports may be found in the Terms and Conditions of Award for Research Grants.
Researchfish is an online Research Outcomes System that enables a researcher to report once across multiple funders Research outputs only need to be input once and can then be attributed to different grants from different funders. This enables instant and accurate reporting, allowing funders to easily track and evaluate the outcomes of the research they fund whilst saving researchers duplication of effort for different funders. Please be aware that we can only see information researchers have attributed to one of our grants. We will use the information grant holders provide to evaluate and report on the impact of the research we fund and to inform our research strategy.
Once you are awarded a research grant from The Brain Tumour Charity we will add you to our Researchfish account and you will automatically receive an email from Researchfish. You then need to use the link in the email to register on the Researchfish site and build your profile and research portfolio. You or one of your delegates can add, edit and delete entries and attribute these to awards you hold, or to one of your CVs.
We will ask you to submit your data to us during our submission period which opens on Monday 5 October and closes on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
We will continue to ask for data to be submitted via Researchfish after your project has finished in order to gain a realistic view of what has been achieved and leveraged through the funding.
You can find out more about Researchfish and how it works at www.researchfish.net