Q: Why Researchfish?
A: Researchfish has been tested and used successfully for several years and has an excellent track record. The use of Researchfish will allow us to conduct a more systematic and uniform data collection improving our ability to assess the impact of the research that is funded by the foundation. Furthermore, it leaves less room for reporting errors, hereby reducing the burden on the researchers.
For an overview of Researchfish’s functionality, please visit Researchfish website: https://www.researchfish.com/
Q: Will it be mandatory to use Researchfish as the tool for reporting on Lundbeckfonden grants?
A: Yes, Researchfish will be an integrated part of the current reporting form used by Lundbeckfonden grantees, and the submission of data through Researchfish will be mandatory. If a researcher fails to comply with this the foundation may withhold or withdraw funding, and new applications from this researcher will not be reviewed.
Q: What will change?
A: The changes for the researchers when reporting to Lundbeckfonden will be minimal. You will continue to use LANAS as a single point-of-entry, and from there you will be directed to Researchfish when reporting research outcomes. This will supplement the current questionnaire. Once you have reported your research outcomes, and your report has been accepted by the Foundation, you will receive the next installment of the grant, unless it is an end of grant report.
Q: When will the changes come into effect?
A: We expect that the system as a reporting tool for Lundbeckfonden will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2016. Prior to this, you will receive a notification with instructions on how to login for the first time and use the system.
Q: Can any preparatory work be done to prepare data for input when the system goes live?
A: Yes. Particularly for journal publications, you might want to make sure that you have the ‘Digital Object Identifiers’ (DOIs) that are provided by the journal, as this will simplify the entering of data into Researchfish. The system allows you to bulk upload 200 journal article entries at a time simply by listing their DOIs (or PubMed IDs). Outputs only need to be entered once and can then be attributed to multiple or single funders (grants) by a drag and drop process.
Q: Is there anything I can do to learn more about the services of Researchfish?
A: You might want to have a look at the video and FAQs on the ‘Help’ section of the Researchfish website. This will give you an idea of the current Researchfish processes and the new service is expected to be very similar. You can also attend the webinars as advertised on the Researchfish website.