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Published on 4 November 2014

2014 Open Funder Submission Periods Using Researchfish - reminders


All seven Research Councils - Deadline: 4pm 13 November 2014

Cancer Research UK - Deadline: 20 November 2014

British Heart Foundation - Deadline: 1 December 2014


Here is a summary of the Cambridge submission rates for the following funders, as of 3 November

AHRC – 14%

BBSRC - 13%

ESRC – 5%

EPSRC – 23%

MRC – 17%

NERC – 15 %

STFC – 5%

BHF – 16%

CRUK – 13%



CRUK - if the compliance rate falls below 90%, CRUK will withhold all monthly grant payments to the offending institution as a whole and will continue to do so until to the compliance rate is above 90%.

MRC - the following sanctions maybe applied:

  • the researcher may be unable to apply (either as a Principal Investigator or as a Co-Investigator) for further awards from any Research Council
  • if the award is still current payments for the award may be withheld


Researchfish username and password

If you can’t find your username details for Researchfish, send an e-mail to If you need to reset your password, please visit  and a link to reset your password will be sent to the email address associated with your Researchfish account.


 Delegated authority

PIs can nominate one or more delegates to enter information on his or her behalf. It is only the PI who can set up delegates, it cannot be done by anyone else. Note that it is PIs who are responsible for making the final submission.


Checking your awards

If your grant closed more than 5 years ago, it should have a response code 3, meaning that no further submissions are required. If this is not the case and it has a response code 1, could Departments e-mail by 9am Thursday 6th Nov, so that we can liaise with RCUK to change the response code.

If there is an award on Researchfish that you don’t recognise, please e-mail so that we can reallocate it to the appropriate Department  to give them time to submit their outputs.

Further details on types of role, response codes, help and reminders can be found at