Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Fall 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.
Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the US and foreign organizations 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 are not permitted to apply.
1. Identifies evidence gaps noted in the PCORI Methodology Report or other comparable sources
2. Potential for the study to improve PCOR methods
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research is expected to vary widely from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. PCORI reserves the right to change the funds available at any time.
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.
Other Key Dates:
Merit Review: February 2015
Awards Announced: April/May 2015
Earliest Start Date: July/August 2015
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