The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was created to fund research that will provide patients and those who care for them with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. We do this by supporting studies that seek to answer questions important to patients and meaningfully involve patients and others across the healthcare community at all stages of the research process.
Research We Support
With public input and approval from our Board of Governors, we created a definition of“patient-centered outcomes research,” or PCOR. Basically, it’s research that seeks to answer the questions patients have about the healthcare concerns and choices they face. Learn more about PCOR, the questions we’re asking, and the steps we are taking to answer them.
Our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda are the road map for the work we do. Explore our guide for funding comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) designed to help patients and those who care for them make better-informed healthcare decisions.
We are engaging patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community to play a role in identifying and evaluating topics that will lead to targeted funding announcements. Find out more about PCORI’s process for selecting specific topics to study.
Our 17-member Methodology Committee works to define methodological standards for our research. Learn more about the better methods we will produce, to provide trusted information and lead to better healthcare decisions, and ultimately to better health.