Advisory Panel Application Process
PCORI is no longer accepting applications to select 2014 appointees. However, applications are accepted year-round and will be considered for future openings.
Requirements and Expectations
Panelists are required to abide by PCORI’s Conflict of Interest Policy, to attend two to four in-person meetings in the DC area and several remote access meetings throughout the year, and to read background materials in preparation for all meetings. PCORI will make public panelists’ conflict of interest disclosures, affiliations and the stakeholder communities they represent as reported to us.
Application Review and Selection Process
Applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed on a rolling basis. Late applications will be retained and considered for future openings.
PCORI’s executive staff establishes multidisciplinary Advisory Panel Applicant Review Teams for each panel. To mitigate potential conflicts of interest, review team members are required to recuse themselves from initial evaluations of any applicants with whom they had a close professional or personal association. Selection criteria are used to evaluate each applicant’s experience and ability to contribute to each panel’s specific scope of work. In the interest of consistency, applicants are reviewed within the context of other applicants from their stakeholder group. Learn about our review and selection process.
How to Apply
Our online application form will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete. It includes a series of multiple-choice and open-form questions. Applicants must provide a personal statement (250 to 500 words) that clearly describes their background, experience, degree to which expertise and background could improve our work, and reasons for applying. Applicants have the option to provide supportive documents (resume/Curriculum Vitae/list of relevant experience). Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.
Applicants have the option to indicate if they wish to be considered for multiple panels and will be prompted to rank selected panels in order of preference. This ranking will be used in the event two or more Advisory Panel Review teams would like to select the same applicant.
PCORI will accept third-party nominations. Any organization wishing to make nominations should send the following materials, compiled into a single PDF, to email@example.com: nomination letter, CV/resume of the nominee(s), and brief bio(s). Additional supporting materials may be included, such as letters of endorsement. PCORI may need additional information from the nominee, in which case we will contact the nominee directly. PCORI reviews all applications and nominations with an eye towards developing balanced, inclusive panels. We encourage nominating organizations to review our application fields and consider presenting as robust a portrait of their nominee(s) as possible.
|Advisory Panel||Open Positions||Applicant Profile||Length of Term|
|Clinical Trials||10-14||Patients, caregivers, or representatives of patient advocacy organizations, technical experts in the conduct of clinical trials such as clinical trialists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, or medical informaticists, experts in the ethical dimensions of clinical trials, practicing and research clinicians, experts in scientific and health services research, experts in health services delivery, experts in integrative health and primary prevention strategies, and medical technology experts are all welcome to apply.||1 or 2 years|
|Rare Disease||12-15||Rare diseases patients, their caregivers, and representatives of rare disease advocacy groups, practicing and research clinicians, experts in scientific and health services research, experts in health services delivery, experts in evidence-based medicine, insurers, members of the life sciences industry, experts in integrative health and primary prevention strategies, and other stakeholders, such as representatives of employers and policy makers are all welcome to apply.||1 or 2 years|
|Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options||1-3||Preference for applicants with backgrounds in research, clinical practice, or industry. Patients, caregivers, or representatives of patient advocacy organizations, organizational providers, employers, health insurance plans representatives, policy makers are also welcome to apply.||1, 2, or 3 years|
|Improving Healthcare Systems||1||Preference for applicants with backgrounds in healthcare policies. Patients, caregivers, or representatives of patient advocacy organizations, organizational providers, employers, health insurance plans representatives, policy makers are also welcome to apply.||1, 2, or 3 years|
*The deadline for applications for 2014 openings was January 10, 2014. Applications received after this deadline will be retained and considered for future openings.
Posted December 5, 2013; Updated February 10, 2014