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Researchfish reporting

Why do we ask you to report outcomes?

As a charitable funder, it is critically important that we gain an understanding of what has been achieved from the research we fund. This helps us to plan our research strategy, ensure we are meeting the broad aims of the charity and communicate the benefits of research to people with arthritis and our supporters. Demonstrating the benefits of the research we fund directly impacts our fundraising success and thus our ability to support further research.

What is Researchfish?

Researchfish is an online questionnaire system that captures the outcomes and impacts of funded research and is used by many funders. Grant holders will only have one Researchfish account and each funder can only see the outcomes reported to the grants they fund. For more information on using Researchfish, please refer to our Researchfish Guidance (PDF 345.5KB).

Researchfish reporting for clinical studies

Clinical studies are required to complete a clinical studies progress report in addition to reporting via Researchfish. However, there is no requirement to report content equivalent to the progress report in Researchfish and progress information should not be reported in the ‘Further Information – Other Information’ section of Researchfish.

For clinical studies grants, the Researchfish ‘Further Information’ section questions 1-6 do not need to be completed until the end of the grant. If the grant is still ongoing, please enter ‘Please refer to Clinical Study Progress Report’ in response to these questions.

Information relating to outcomes and impacts in Researchfish must be completed as fully as possible and can be entered at any time during the grant.

Reporting for centres

Centres funded by Arthritis Research UK do not currently report through Researchfish and will continue reporting as before.

Terms and conditions

It is a condition of funding that grant holders provide information about the outcomes of their research upon request. Failure to comply may result in Arthritis Research UK withholding payment of any instalment of the grant.

Further information

You will be contacted if you are required to report through Researchfish. If you are unsure of the reporting requirements for your grant, please contact

For details on how to set up your Researchfish account and reporting via Researchfish, please see our Researchfish Guidance.

Why we use Researchfish

We use the information you provide to demonstrate the impact of the research we fund and the benefits to people with arthritis.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.