WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded nearly $2.4 million for 50 new projects through its Pipeline to Proposal Awards program. This initiative is designed to develop a nationwide community of patients, researchers and other healthcare stakeholders with the knowledge and capacity to participate in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Recipients from 27 states include individual patients and patient groups, as well as caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers.
By providing seed funds, Pipeline to Proposal Awards serves to help people forge new relationships within their communities and build the infrastructure needed to conduct research. The goal is to turn a shared interest in a critical healthcare topic into patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) proposals that they can submit to PCORI or another research funder.
“Involving patients and other stakeholders in research is central to PCORI’s mission,” said Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, PCORI's Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer. “These awards provide invaluable assistance to develop patient-centered research questions and support partnerships of individuals who might not otherwise find an opportunity to participate in CER.
To date, the Pipeline to Proposal program has awarded more than $10 million to 353 projects. Details can be found on PCORI’s website.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information they need to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.