What Is Expected of a PCORI Reviewer?
All reviewers will:
- Understand and apply PCORI’s mission, and review criteria, which differ somewhat from those of other funding institutions.
- Review respective Reviewer Training Manual and attend Reviewer Training webinar/town hall. Seek help from PCORI if you have a question or concern.
- Identify conflicts of interest following PCORI guidelines.
- Read, review, and prepare a written critique for all assigned applications. Reviewers can expect to review approximately 4-6 applications per cycle.
- Represent the perspective of a broad or targeted group of scientists, patients, caregivers, or other stakeholders.
- Provide scores and written critiques electronically by the established Merit Review deadlines.
- Read additional application abstracts to prepare for an informed discussion during the in-person panel meeting.
- Participate in a one- or two-day merit review panel meeting; in-person attendance is required for all reviewers. If specific circumstances, such as a disability, limit a reviewer’s ability to participate at the in-person meeting, PCORI will make needed accommodations.
- Provide feedback to PCORI in follow-up surveys and occasional focus groups.
How will I be compensated for serving as a PCORI Reviewer?
All PCORI Reviewers for all PFAs will receive $100 for each application reviewed, as well as a $200 stipend for each day of the in-person meeting. All travel and lodging will be coordinated by PCORI for the in-person meeting. If meals and ground transportation are not provided, PCORI will provide reasonable reimbursement.
Posted: March 1, 2016; Updated: February 11, 2019
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