PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network is intended to serve as a national resource for conducting rapid, efficient, patient-centered observational and interventional randomized research that improves healthcare delivery and health outcomes.

This announcement describes the scopes of work for Coordinating Center functions to advance Phase 3 of PCORnet and available funding for each scope of work. Applicants may apply for one, several, or all functional scopes of work. PCORI seeks applicants who have expertise and experience working collaboratively on complex projects across multiple organizations representing diverse stakeholders.

The overall goal of Phase 3 of PCORnet is to optimize infrastructure to increase diversity of populations and care settings, efficiently implement research studies addressing PCORI’s Strategic Research Priorities, strengthen patient and stakeholder engagement, and deliver high-fidelity, high-integrity data.

Reminder: The primary institution’s Administrative Official must review, authorize, and submit the full application by 5 pm ET on August 10, 2021.

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Key Dates

Online System Opens
May 4, 2021; 9am (ET)
Applicant Town Hall
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Letter of Intent Deadline
June 1, 2021 at 5pm ET
Application Deadline
August 10, 2021 at 5pm ET
Merit Review
November 2021
Earliest Start Date
January 2022

Funds and Project Period

Funds Available Up To

See PFA for details

Total Costs

$3.0 million - Scope 1; $5.0 million - Scope 2; $6.5 million - Scope 3; $1.5 million - Scope 4; $2.0 million - Scope 5; See PFA for further details

Maximum Project Period

3 years