Reviewers use PCORI Online to: (1) Indicate COI and level of expertise/experience; (2) Access assigned applications and complete online reviews; and (3) Participate at the In-Person Panel meeting. Below are guidance documents for completing these steps.

Additional Reviewer Guidance

Inside Look at Merit Review

Click on the video below for an inside look at the PCORI Merit Review in-person meeting process. Learn about the roles of various panel members and how to participate in a productive discussion that ensures the inclusion of each reviewer perspective (patient, stakeholder, and scientist).

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We welcome your feedback so we can continue to improve our training materials. E-mail us at [email protected].

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Note: If you have been invited and are currently serving as a Merit Reviewer on a review panel, please log-in to PCORI Online to access additional reviewer resources.

Posted: April 29, 2013; Updated: January 29, 2020

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