October 19, 2011

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Opportunities

The new Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute — an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental institute funded by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 — is committed to a rigorous, stakeholder-driven process that emphasizes patient engagement.

There are two ways to become involved immediately:

Apply for PCORI Pilot Project Grants, which have a threefold purpose:

  • First, to assist PCORI with ongoing development of national research priorities for patient-centered outcomes research. Applicants will be expected to establish the significance of the proposed research and build a case for why it should be considered a guiding question for research agenda setting strategies that can be used in future comparative effectiveness research. 
  • Second, the program will support the collection of preliminary data that can be used to advance the field of patient-centered outcomes research. 
  • And third, PCORI seeks methodologies that can be used to advance patient-centered outcomes research and identify gaps where methodological research needs further development.
Letters of intent are required by November 1, 2011 and invited proposals are due by December 1, 2011.

Become a reviewer for the PCORI Pilot Project Grant Program. PCORI executive director Joe Selby says “the program is looking for patients, scientists, and other stakeholders who are not usually represented in scientific review groups to serve as reviewers of the pilot projects grants applications.” The institute is particularly interested in individuals who have interest in or experience with one or more of the eight areas of interest outlined in the pilot projects grants program announcement. Reviewer applications are due by October 26, 2011.

Contact your department or unit's Proposal Manager for more information.

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