National Priorities and Research Agenda

PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda is a framework to guide the funding of comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed health decisions. PCORI will implement its agenda through a variety of funding opportunities, including targeted funding announcements for specific topics. PCORI is developing a draft process for selecting specific topics to study, which features patient and other stakeholder participation.

In developing the priorities and agenda, PCORI held a 53-day public comment period on the draft National Priorities and Research Agenda, from January 23- March 15, 2012. The Institute received 474 comments via its website, email, postal mail, and its first National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue.

In response to 15 major themes that emerged from more than 450 public comments, the PCORI Board of Governors voted to amend the draft Research Agenda on a public teleconference/webinar held April 25, 2012. The Board did not recommend changes to the draft National Priorities for Research because public comments did not identify significant gaps in the five proposed priorities.

Background Information

PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda (PDF) – adopted by the PCORI Board of Governors on May 21, 2012

PCORI Revised Draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda (PDF) — for Board consideration on May 21, 2012

April 25 Teleconference/Webinar to Consider Revised National Priorities and Research Agenda, Pilot Project Funding Awards

PCORI’s Draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda (PDF) – released for public comment on January 23, 2012

Analysis of Public Comments and PCORI Responses to Feedback (PDF)

Public Comments Submitted on PCORI National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda

Process for Reviewing and Incorporating Public Input National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda (PDF)

Major Themes from Public Comments and PCORI Response (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Posted May 18, 2012; Updated December 5, 2013