The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) values and encourages public input. Meetings of the PCORI Board of Governors periodically include a public comment period. To ensure that public comment periods are efficient and productive, PCORI will adhere to the following guidelines:

Any member of the public wishing to provide public comment must sign up via the meeting event page on the PCORI website by 5pm ET the business day before the public comment period. If no one has registered by this time, the public comment period will not be initiated.

Registrants for public comment must join the meeting online no later than 60 minutes before the scheduled start of the public comment period so PCORI staff can confirm their participation and complete a technology check. If no registrants are present online (or onsite) at least 60 minutes before the start of the public comment period, the public comment period will not be initiated.

If you require special assistance in providing comments at a PCORI Board meeting, please check the box on the public comment registration form so that we can accommodate you.

Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes. If the number of individuals confirmed to provide public comment exceeds the allotted time for comments, the Board Chairperson may limit individual remarks to a shorter time period.

Individuals are not permitted to hand out materials to Board members during the Board meeting.

Individuals represented by a common organization or association should select one individual to speak for the group.

Technical Guidance for Commenters

*Please note that after you sign up to provide comment, you will receive a confirmation email from PCORI. Please check your spam folder for this email if you don’t receive it and reply to the email to confirm your intention to make a public comment.

Posted: August 2014; Updated: August 2023

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