Patient and stakeholder input are critical to our success and to helping ensure that our work is truly patient centered. We are committed to continuously seeking input from the public to guide what we do. Through public comment periods, opportunities to review research applications, workshops, and other activities, there are many ways for you to participate in our work. Learn more about PCORI and the fundamental role that meaningful engagement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders plays in our work.
We invite patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare community members to submit the specific questions they would like us to consider for funding. The suggestions received will be evaluated through our process to identify and prioritize specific topics to study. Submit a question about a healthcare issue of particular importance to you.
We periodically provide formal public comment periods to obtain and incorporate public input and feedback on our work, including draft reports, policies, and initiatives. Explore upcoming opportunities to provide input on our work.
We invite professional and lay audiences to be reviewers of research applications submitted in response to our Funding Announcements. Hear why patients and other stakeholders are helping evaluate our funding applications and how you can apply to become a reviewer.
By law, all PCORI-funded primary research studies must undergo a peer review process to ensure that they are held to the highest standards of scientific integrity, methodological rigor, and relevance and usefulness to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders. This process is conducted by content experts, methodologists, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders with experience related to the study.
We develop and utilize multi-stakeholder Advisory Panels of representatives from across the healthcare community to help advance our scientific and engagement work. Learn how you can apply to join a panel.
We convene representatives from across the healthcare community for information exchange, discussion, and partnership building in webinars, regional workshops, engagement roundtables, and targeted workgroups. We welcome public participation in these events in different capacities; learn more about how you can participate.
Our Ambassador Program aims to help patients, organizations, and other stakeholders share our vision and mission with their communities, participate as full partners in research, and help ensure the sharing and use of information generated from PCORI-funded projects. Learn about the Ambassador Program and how you can apply.
Posted: January 16, 2013; Updated: September 29, 2014