The PCORI Methodology Committee will hold a public workshop on March 15, 2021 from 1-5:30 pm ET to discuss methodological issues encountered in research evaluating the effects of interventions for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As the Methodology Committee is charged with setting standards for PCORI-funded research, the discussion from this workshop will help inform efforts to optimize the design of IDD research funded by PCORI.
The focus of the workshop will be on the methodologic issues encountered in the design, conduct, and analyses of IDD research. The workshop will feature a combination of expert talks and panel discussions thematically grouped into three areas:
- Topic 1. Measurement issues
- Topic 2. Issues in observational and interventional designs (including infrastructure needs and implementation science)
- Topic 3. Heterogeneity (conditions, treatments, and effects, including disparities)
The workshop will not address the prioritization of conditions, interventions, or research questions.
We will hear from experts in government, academia, and the private sector from many scientific fields involved in the design or evaluation of IDD research.