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.
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.
This policy assures broad access to these findings, improving the quality of information available to support decisions about health and health care as consistent with PCORI’s mandate. Under this policy, Awardees may request funds to cover the public access fees that journals charge. Awardees will also be asked to deposit their accepted manuscripts in PubMed Central, if the journal that is publishing their manuscript has not already done so.
- Public Access to Journal Articles Presenting Findings from PCORI-Funded Research – Policy
- Instructions for Awardees to Request PCORI Payment of Public Access Fees for Journal Articles
- Instructions for Awardees for Depositing Manuscripts in PubMed Central Following Journal Acceptance
- Please note, some publishers automatically submit your article to PMC on your behalf. Before initiating the deposit process as described in our instructions, please first check PMC to confirm if your article is already online. Some publishers submit at a later point; you can learn if this is the case by searching your journal on the PMC Journals webpage.
This Policy outlines the requirements of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for data and safety monitoring related to research funded by PCORI.
Posted: April 27, 2018; Updated: October 11, 2018