Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Spring 2014 Cycle
In this PFA, we seek projects to address gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting PCOR. Results of these projects will inform future iterations of PCORI’s Methodology Report. The improvement of existing methods will benefit all stakeholders, including researchers planning investigations, policy makers weighing the value of healthcare
interventions; and patients, clinicians, and caregivers facing healthcare decisions. Additionally, we seek projects that focus on Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS)–related research.
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private sector research organization, including any:
- Non-profit organization
- For-profit organization
Any public sector research organization, including any:
- University or college
- Hospital or healthcare system
- Laboratory or manufacturer
- Unit of state or local government
All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals may not apply.
- Study addresses evidence gaps identified in PCORI Methodology Committee Report or other comparable sources.
- Potential for the study to improve PCOR methods
- Technical merit
- Patient and stakeholder engagement
Deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. (ET). If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.
To propose a project budget that is greater than the direct costs or maximum project period listed for a PFA, submit a request by the LOI deadline using the templates provided above.