In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), we seek to fund projects to address gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The improvement of existing methods will benefit all stakeholders, including researchers planning investigations; policy makers weighing the value of healthcare interventions; and patients, clinicians, and caregivers facing healthcare decisions.

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Key Dates

Online System Opens
August 15, 2016, 12:00 AM
Letter of Intent Deadline
September 14, 2016, 12:00 AM
Awards Announced
<p><a href="/node/7940">August 15, 2017; 12:00 p.m. (ET)</a></p>

Funds and Project Period

Funds Available Up To

$12 million

Total Direct Costs


Maximum Project Period

3 years

Along with bringing their voices to institutional leaders to better understand and advocate for needed institutional change, Nguyen credits the board with setting priorities and strategies for ASPIRE and developing a series of recommendations to advance stakeholder-engaged research. Stakeholders also rolled up their sleeves to lead working groups and host sessions at ASPIRE Symposia.

While the ASPIRE project is complete, everyone’s efforts were rewarded by establishing sustainability at UCSF. The university’s Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute is already championing ASPIRE’s work, offering services to move ASPIRE recommendations forward and collaborating with their health system’s patient advisory councils to improve health equity for patients.

Representatives of the ASPIRE project will present a poster at PCORI’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. To learn more and to register for free, visit PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting.

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