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Building Effective Multi-Stakeholder Research Teams

Building Effective Multi-Stakeholder Research Teams offers resources created to support all members of multi-stakeholder research teams in working together.

The website is organized into two sections, each of which addresses a key area for success as an effective multi-stakeholder team: Engaging Stakeholders and Working as a Team. Each section includes evidence-based information and resources for team members to learn new concepts and skills.

Research Fundamentals: Preparing You to Successfully Contribute to Research

People new to health research or patient-centered research have many questions: What is patient-centered outcomes research? How does the research process work? How can I be an effective partner on a research study?

To help answer these questions, PCORI's new on-demand training is designed for those who want to learn more about the research process. Research Fundamentals is a self-paced training that uses plain language to describe patient-centered outcomes research. It can help everyone, regardless of experience, engage and contribute with confidence. The modular format and downloadable glossary will help users quickly and easily apply what they’ve learned.

PCORI Policy for Data Management and Data Sharing

This policy calls for the researchers PCORI funds to share their data sets and documentation for reanalysis and reuse. The policy advances PCORI’s commitment to open science by encouraging use of data from the studies it funds to allow other researchers to verify and build on those findings to generate new evidence available to healthcare decision makers.

Guidance on the Design and Conduct of Trials in Real-World Settings: Factors to Consider in Pragmatic Patient Centered Outcomes Research

Comparative clinical effectiveness research is commonly performed in real-world settings that require thoughtful planning to balance the extent of experimental control with more naturalistic (or "pragmatic") study conduct. Applicants for PCORI funding and PCORI awardees should refer to this guidance for important factors in weighing whether and how pragmatic research features best serve the study question and purpose.

Using the PCORI Methodology Standards

Learn more about PCORI methodology standards and how they can be used.

Posted: October 29, 2013; Updated: July 6, 2021

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