The comments submission period for this RFI is now closed.

Key Dates

  • RFI Released
    January 17, 2023
  • Comments Due
    March 17, 2023, 5:00 pm ET
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PCORI is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to garner input from the community on the opportunities for PCORI to support the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) workforce.

PCORI is interested in engaging the PCORI community regarding the opportunities to develop and support the PCOR workforce. PCORI conceptualizes the "PCOR workforce" broadly to include researchers, health system leaders, patients, community members, and others from diverse backgrounds who lead and partner in PCOR.

PCORI's newly established Workforce Development unit develops, executes, and leads strategies to advance the human resource components of PCOR infrastructure, in other words, the people who both lead and partner in PCOR.

PCORI's Workforce Development unit supports advancements in PCOR training development and accelerating progress toward an integrated learning health system by promoting innovative approaches to engagement; data and technology; methods; and organization, culture, and system change. This will be accomplished through program activities that include building skills and capacities through external partnerships and the funding and management of projects such as the AHRQ-PCORI K12 Institutional Mentored Career Development Program and the newly announced AHRQ-PCORI Learning Health System Embedded Scientist Training and Research (LHS E-STaR) Centers program.

PCORI is considering additional programmatic and funding initiatives to develop and support all constituencies that make up the PCOR workforce. For this RFI, PCORI seeks input on the opportunities, gaps and challenges in the current PCOR workforce landscape, and input on additional programmatic initiatives, investments and/or partnerships that would accelerate the development of the PCOR workforce, and facilitate the conduct of PCOR and in alignment with PCORI’s National Priorities for Health, Research Agenda, and Strategic Plan.

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