The Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) has been tasked with preparing a Methodology Report by May 2012 that outlines existing methodologies for conducting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), proposes appropriate methodological standards, and identifies important methodological gaps that need to be addressed. This solicitation addresses one set of methods relevant for PCOR; methods for research prioritization. The purpose of this RFA is not to identify research priorities for PCORI, but to solicit papers that can provide insights into how selected methods for identifying research priorities might be used by PCORI to inform the process of establishing research priorities. These methods can include: (1) Approaches for Topic Generation for Comparative Effectiveness Research; (2) Use of Gap Analyses in Establishing Research Priorities; (3) Value of Information Analysis; and (4) Peer Review for Research Prioritization.

Selected Contractors

Project: White Paper on Value of Information
Primary Investigator: Gillian Sanders and Evan Myers, MD, MPH
Organization: Duke University
Amount: $35,000

Project: White Paper on Value of Information
Primary Investigator: David Rein, PhD
Organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
Amount: $34,906

Project: White Paper on Integrating Patient Voice in PCOR
Primary Investigator: Petra Nass, PhD
Organization: Hayes
Amount: $30,100

Project: White Paper on Peer Review
Primary Investigator: Theodore Kotchen, MD
Selected Contractor: Medical College of Wisconsin
Amount: $12,484

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