This case study discusses how Researchfish has provided Parkinson's UK with greater insight into the impact of their research and saved time digging through qualitative reports to find out specific pieces of information.
What Researchfish is particularly useful for is to get information about the wider impact of our grants, beyond academic impact. Examples include engagement with the Parkinson’s community and policy influences. These types of impact may not be captured in the annual or final reports as sometimes they happen long after the grant has ended. Because we track grant outputs 5 years after they finish on Researchfish, we can understand the longer impact of our research. Without Researchfish it would be more difficult to understand our research portfolio as a whole, produce statistics and answer queries. Researchfish has provided us with greater insight into the impact of our research and saved time digging through qualitative reports to find out specific pieces of information.