In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), PCORI aims to fund studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) PCOR and comparative effectiveness research (CER). For the Cycle 1 2018 Improving Methods for Conducting PCOR PFA, PCORI has identified the following Research Areas of Interest (RAIs) as programmatic priorities:

  • Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections (HSP) Issues in PCOR/CER
  • Methods to Improve Study Design
  • Methods to Support Data Research Networks
  • Methods to Improve the Use of Natural Language Processing
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Key Dates

Online System Opens
January 16, 2018, 12:00 AM
Letter of Intent Deadline
February 13, 2018, 12:00 AM
Application Deadline
May 16, 2018, 12:00 AM
Awards Announced
<p><a href="/events/2018/board-governors-meeting-9">November 20, 2018; 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


Award Types