Engagement Tool and Resource Repository

PCORI is committed to advancing patient-centered, stakeholder-engaged research and the meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders throughout the entire research process. We do this to ensure that the results of the studies we fund are relevant, trustworthy, and more likely to be used in practice. PCORI also supports the uptake of engagement practices and methodologies within the broader healthcare research community. To encourage the spread of these practices, we have assembled a repository of engagement-related tools and resources developed and used by PCORI awardees. This searchable peer-to-peer repository includes resources that can inform future work in PCOR and was developed based on a process, which you can learn more about here.

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PaTH to Health Newsletter

This newsletter by the PaTH study team includes research updates, spotlights on partners and team members, advertisements for study participants and more. It can be viewed by other research teams as an example of a co-produced communication tool.

Decoding the PaTH of EHR: How It's Collected, How It's Protected

This two-pager on electronic health data utilizes the metaphor of making chocolate to clearly lay out how electronic health records can be used to anonymize data. It is a useful tool for clearly explaining EHRs and the privacy inherent in building a research network. It pairs with a video on YouTube that focuses on the same topic.


This video describes what patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) is from the point of view of multiple stakeholders, including patients, research investigators, and research staff. The video could be used by other teams to introduce PCOR to partners and other collaborators new to PCOR.

PREPARE NOW Publication & Authorship Talking Points

This resource provides plain language talking points developed for study investigators, personnel, and advisors to share information about the PREPARE NOW study (Duke University). These talking points could be used as an example for other study teams putting together similar talking points for the purpose of sharing brief study overviews with multiple stakeholder groups.


The study website for the PREPARE NOW study (Duke University) contains information on the study, participating study sites, and organizational advisors/partners, as well as a blog with posts on study-related topics (kidney disease) and updates and information from study stakeholder advisors and patient co-investigators. The website can serve as an example to other study teams who want to develop a website as a tool for engagement.

Study Participant Newsletter

A newsletter directed at OPC study participants shares an overview of the study and its importance, as well as the role of stakeholder advisors on the study. It also includes information on how current study participants can encourage others to participate in the study. The newsletter can serve as an example to other teams of communication with study participants.

What's Happening at PCORI?

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute sends weekly emails about opportunities to apply for funding, newly funded research studies and engagement projects, results of our funded research, webinars, and other new information posted on our site.

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