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What does the Altmetric badge mean next to my publication?

If there is an Altmetric badge showing next to your publication, this represents the online attention and activity that has been found for this research output. If you click on it, it will expand into more details and can take you to an Altmetric details page. On this details page, you can see all the conversations surrounding the research output in one place. Altmetric collects relevant mentions from social media sites, newspapers, policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia, and many other sources.

What does the red "F1000 recommended" badge mean next to my publication?

The red "F1000 recommended" badge which sometimes appears under publications is an indicator informing you that a specific output has been picked out by F1000’s Faculty of independent life sciences experts as something that is of particular interest and/or potential importance to other researchers and research more broadly - and is included in the F1000Prime database.

Where can I report information about conferences?

1. If a paper has been presented at a published paper at a conference, this is reported in the Publication section. 2. If you or a team member were personally invited as a keynote or other named speaker at a conference, then it is reported in the Awards & Recognition section. 3. If Conference attendance is required to be reported then this is in the Additional Questions.

I am a PI of an award. How do I create a Researchfish account?

It is only possible to create a Researchfish account by accepting an invitation from your funding organisation. If you have not already received an e-mail from your funder, select "Invitation Help" from our Help & Support page or follow this link then select your funding organisation and enter your award reference. You will then be shown a partial hint of the e-mail address your funder has on record. If you have access to that e-mail address then simply choose to resend the invitation.

Do you have guidance on what outputs should be included within each common outcome section?

Please see attached output overview doc, which gives you some guidance on what outputs should feature in which section.

Will you overwrite data in my ORCID record?

Researchfish will not write to your ORCID record unless you attribute data manually through the Researchfish website. If the work already exists in your ORCID record, Researchfish will be added as an additional source. No data will be overwritten.

What happens if I register my ORCID record with Researchfish?

If you register your ORCID record with Researchfish this will enable you to add publications in your Researchfish portfolio to your ORCID record similarly to how they are attributed to grants/awards. They will then appear in your ORCID record. You can also use the publications search to fetch publications from your ORCID and add them to your Researchfish portfolio. In the future, additional functionality may be added.

RCUK - What are the supervisors required to do?

For studentship awards RCUK will normally not ask students to submit until they are into their third year of research, and then will usually continue to ask for submissions for at least 3 years after their funding has finished

RCUK - How long after the award ends do students need to complete Researchfish?

For research grants RCUK has a general principle that they will expect submissions from award holders until at least 5 years after funding has finished. However, individual Research Councils will have exceptions to this and may choose to have longer or shorter periods over which they expect submissions to be made. Some of these can be found on the RCUK website at

RCUK - How do response codes relate to students?

Students' awards will remain at Response Code 1 until their funding has finished and then will be changed to Response Code 4 for the following Submission Period. Response Code 1 and 4 students will be asked to submit during Submission Periods, but no sanctions will be applied to them if they do not.