Accessing Your Awarded Contract in PCORI Online
In order to set up your account in PCORI Online, please refer to the User Access Cheat Sheet. All users should set up their own individual accounts. The PI must also submit a list of authorized users to email@example.com to ensure that appropriate access to the award is granted in PCORI Online. Please download, complete, and return the Authorized User Request Form here.
Study Registration Requirements
PCORI adopted a process for public release of the results of the comparative clinical effectiveness research studies that it funds. This process includes registering and submitting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov for relevant clinical trials and observational studies. Patient registries are similarly required to be registered on ClinicalTrials.gov and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Registry of Patient Registries (RoPR).
Awardees should select and register their project on the appropriate site for the study design (Clinicaltrials.gov, RoPR, or other as approved by PCORI before study start date). The Study Identification Number and the Primary Research Completion Date should be submitted to PCORI, and PCORI should be listed as a collaborator for all studies.
Publications and Presentations
Awardees should record information in PCORI Online regarding publications and presentations (scientific and notable lay media coverage) related to your PCORI-funded research. As of January 13, 2018, the reporting of any publications and presentations as well as lay media coverage should be submitted through PCORI Online in your project record under the “Publications” tab. Instructions for doing so are available in the Research Awards User Guide here.
Publications and/or presentations by any member of the research team, including patient and stakeholder partners, should include those:
- Scientific manuscripts in preparation to be submitted
- Scientific manuscripts that have been submitted to a publication
- Scientific manuscripts that have been accepted to a publication
- Scientific manuscripts that are in-press
- Scientific manuscripts that have been published
- Scientific conference abstracts and poster presentations
- Lay media coverage
Please attach any submitted or published manuscripts, other publications, conference abstracts, as well as weblinks or news clips for lay media coverage, etc. to the project record as described in the Research Awards User Guide. Ensure that all publications/communication/media pieces contain the following acknowledgement of PCORI funding and required disclaimer:
"Research reported in this [work, publication, article, report, presentation, etc.] was [partially] funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (PCS-1409-24099)".
"The [views, statements, opinions] in this [work, publication, article, report] are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee."
Adherence to the PCORI Methodology Standards
In accordance with PCORI’s authorizing legislation, PCORI’s Methodology Committee has developed a set of standards that represent minimal requirements for the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of scientifically valid patient-centered outcomes research.
- PCORI awardees should adhere to the applicable Methodology Standards for their projects. The PCORI Methodology Report provides additional detail about these standards.
- Adherence should be described in progress reports and the Draft Final Research Report.
- The PCORI Methodology Standards Checklist is available as a resource for awardees.
Interim and Final Progress Reporting
All PCORI progress reports must be submitted within PCORI Online.
For information regarding what each required report submission may entail, please see the PCORI awardee training session series.
Effective June 2017, PCORI awardees are requested to submit monthly enrollment updates directly to their Program Officer (PO) and Program Associate (PA). Awardees should discuss reporting needs and format with the PO/PA.
Final Results Reporting
As part of our commitment to the patients and other stakeholders who contribute to our research projects, we believe that these participants and partners should be directly informed about the results. We ask that awardee institutions make "every reasonable effort" to ensure that study participants and partners receive the abstract the PCOR Translation Center prepares summarizing a study’s results in an accessible style.
- Return of Results to Study Participants - Background
- Return of Results as Addressed in PCORI's Process for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Findings
Draft Final Research Report
The Draft Final Research Report (DFRR) is submitted 4-6 months after the conclusion of the research and represents an integrated, cohesive account of the design, conduct, analysis, and results of the project. The DFRR undergoes peer review by PCORI and is subsequently posted to PCORI’s website to ensure public access to the results of the research.
Peer Review of Research Studies
By law, all PCORI-funded primary research must undergo peer review and all results must be made available to the public. To comply with the law, PCORI developed a process for peer-reviewing our primary research and making research findings publicly available in a form and format useful to patients, clinicians, and others.
Posted: April 27, 2018