Researchfish began as a project by the Medical Research Council (MRC) with the launch of a new service called e-Val, to assist with MRC data gathering, research tracking and measurement of grant impacts.
The Researchfish platform was launched with 18 research funding organisations joining the MRC, proving the outcomes suited all public funders and NGOs, across all research disciplines.
All seven research councils in the UK joined Researchfish, making the outcome types multidisciplinary.
Researchfish gained ISO 27001 certification, the international standard that lays out the specifications for implementing an ISMS (information security management system). There was also a strategic shift towards data analysis and visualisation.
In August 2019, Researchfish joined Interfolio, a company that provides software to help universities streamline their processes for academic hiring, review, promotion, and scholarly activity tracking.
Together Researchfish and Interfolio will provide global, comprehensive researcher information systems, supporting unprecedented insights into the advancement of research and teaching.