Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Cycle 3 2015
In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), we seek to fund projects to address gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). 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 U.S. applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. 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.
- Study identifies critical methodological gap(s) in PCOR/CER (Comparative Effectiveness Research)
- Potential for the study to improve PCOR/CER methods
- Scientific merit (research design, analysis, and outcomes)
- Patient and other 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.