The following opportunities to provide input on specific topics are closed, and responses are no longer being accepted. The most recent opportunities are listed first.
Comment on the Data Access and Data Sharing Policy
PCORI was created to support clinical trials and observational studies that address critical knowledge gaps in clinical care and practice by providing high-integrity, evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and the broader healthcare community. As a funder with a commitment to open science, PCORI has already implemented initiatives to promote access to research findings from our funded studies. We also believe that it is important for our research awardees to share the data from their PCORI-funded studies.
To that end, PCORI has developed a draft Policy for Data Access and Data Sharing and we sought input from various stakeholder groups. We invited the public to comment on this draft policy, as required under PCORI’s authorizing legislation. The deadline for submitting comments was Monday, January 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Proposed New and Revised PCORI Methodology Standards
PCORI released its initial set of Methodology Standards in December 2012. Required under PCORI’s authorizing law and developed under the guidance of PCORI’s Methodology Committee, the 47 standards provide guidance on clinical research practices in 11 topic areas. In 2015, the Methodology Committee began reviewing the standards with an eye toward updating them and adding any new standards as needed. As a result, the Committee proposes the following changes to the current standards:
- Revise 25 existing standards
- Combine 12 existing standards into groups of two or three to form six revised standards
- Delete one existing standard
- Leave nine existing standards unchanged
- Add three new standards to the existing 11 methodological categories
- Add five new standards in a new category (Standards for Designs Using Clusters).
We invited the public to comment on these proposed changes, as required under PCORI’s authorizing law. The deadline for submitting comments was Monday, April 11, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Related: New and Improved Methodology Standards: Let Us Know What You Think (PCORI Blog)
Proposal for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Research Findings
PCORI has been developing a process for peer-reviewing our primary research and making research findings publicly available in a form and format useful to patients, clinicians, and others. This process is part of PCORI’s broad dissemination and implementation plan to put knowledge gained from patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) into practice. Input from patients and the entire health care community is a vital part of developing this process.
To receive public input, and in accordance with PCORI’s authorizing legislation, PCORI launched a 54-day public comment period on “PCORI’s Proposal for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Research Findings” on September 15, 2014. The comment period ended at 11:59 pm ET, November 7, 2014. The draft proposal outlined PCORI’s plan to conduct peer review of the primary research it funds and make the findings publicly available within a specific timeframe.
PCORI is now analyzing the comments received and will determine the degree to which its proposal should be revised. The updated draft, with an accompanying analysis of the comments and PCORI’s responses to them, will be submitted to PCORI’s Board to consider for approval in early 2015.
Comments on the draft process were submitted using an online tool available on PCORI.org.
Request for Information
This is a request for information (RFI) only from stakeholders who have an interest in or past experience with Value of Information (VOI) analysis and research prioritization. PCORI is interested in gathering input from stakeholders about opportunities for future research related to VOI analysis, with an emphasis on research that can support PCORI-related activities. The information collected as a result of this RFI will assist PCORI as it plans for a potential future funding announcement to advance the use of VOI analysis to inform research prioritization and other funding decisions. The information provided in this RFI is subject to change and is not binding on PCORI. PCORI has not made a commitment to procure any of the services discussed, and release of this RFI should not be construed as such a commitment, or as authorization to incur costs for which reimbursement would be required or sought. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ), if any is issued. All submissions become PCORI property and will not be returned.
- Webinar to Solicit Information: August 27, 2014
- Information Due: September 5, 2014
Future PROMIS® Research (input received Jan. 15, 2014 - Feb. 21, 2014)
PCORI announced this RFI inviting input from stakeholders of the broad healthcare community to inform potential future PCORI funding of research related to the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®). PROMIS® is a system of reliable and flexible measures of patient-reported health status that have been developed over the last decade with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PCORI intends to acknowledge consenting submitters to the RFI on its website and at PCORI-sponsored events. Responses to the RFI had to be submitted to PROMISRFI@pcori.org by no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 21, 2014.
Informational Webinar: In conjunction with the RFI, PCORI hosted a webinar on Thursday, January 30, 2014. During the webinar, speakers from NIH provided background on PROMIS®, including its history and current research followed by a question and answer session with PCORI and NIH staff. Learn more here.
Input on Research Networks (input received Nov. 12, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013)
This RFI invited input from stakeholders of the broad healthcare community about existing health and healthcare data networks and about potential applications of these networks to support high-quality patient-centered outcomes research. This was not a formal public comment period. PCORI intended to acknowledge consenting authors of detailed examples and case studies that are incorporated, in whole or in part, into a February 2013 presentation, which was provided to PCORI stakeholders convening to generate evidence for multiple studies that support further discovery of research networks. PCORI contacted authors selected for acknowledgment in advance of publication. Download the RFI.
National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda (input received Jan. 23, 2012 - Mar. 15, 2012)
- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) developed its draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda as an initial roadmap to guide the institute’s work. As required by law, the draft priorities and agenda were posted for public comment prior to adoption.
- Click here for more information.
- Status: PCORI’s Board of Governors approved on May 21, 2012, the final version of PCORI’s first National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. The approved agenda contains important revisions made in response to 15 major themes that emerged from more than 450 public comments.
Methodology Committee Request for Information (input received Jan. 3 - Feb. 17, 2012)
- The Methodology Committee issued a Request for Information (RFI) to invite input on its draft Translation Framework Components, as part of developing its first Methodology Report.
- Status: The Methodology Committee used information received through the RFI in completing its draft Methodology Report, which will be posted on pcori.org under Research Methodology by June 4, 2012. Respondents to the RFI will be acknowledged in the report if they provided PCORI with authorization and their submission was selected for acknowledgement.
Initial Topics for PCORI’s Pilot Projects (input received Aug. 1 - 30, 2011)
- PCORI solicited public feedback on eight initial areas of interest for a Pilot Projects Program and invited respondents to identify other appropriate topics.
- Description of Opportunity (PDF)
- Click here for more information.
- Status: PCORI reviewed all of the input received and updated the topics for the request for applications (RFA) issued Sept. 30, 2011. PCORI’s Board of Governors approved for funding a slate of 50 projects on April 25, 2012.
Working Definition of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (input received Jul. 20, 2011 - Sep. 2, 2011)
- PCORI solicited public feedback on a working definition of “patient-centered outcomes research” to clarify PCORI’s focus and scope of work.
- Description of Opportunity (PDF)
- Input Received (Excel)
- Status: PCORI’s Board of Governors approved on March 5, 2012, a revised working definition of “patient-centered outcomes research” in response to public input.
Posted: June 1, 2012; Updated: February 1, 2017