The PEAP Studying PCORI’s Patient-Centered Approach (PCA) Workgroup meeting on August 11, 2020, focused on a PCORI staff-led project to evaluate PCORI’s merit review process (i.e., the process by which scientist, patient, and stakeholder reviewers assess PCORI research applications and inform decisions about which research projects are funded). PCORI’s merit review process is designed to ensure that we fund research that is scientifically rigorous and patient centered.

As a learning organization, we seek to evaluate our merit review process to make sure it is meeting our goals and identify areas for improvement. PCORI staff sought the PEAP PCA Workgroup’s input on the questions PCORI seeks to answer about the merit review process and the ways we are answering them.

Meeting Materials