The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will meet Monday, Sept. 15, to consider approving for public comment PCORI’s draft proposal for peer review of the primary research it funds and public release of its research findings.
The draft outlines how PCORI proposes to meet its legislative mandate to conduct peer review of the primary research it supports and make the findings available publicly within a specific timeframe. If approved during the Board meeting, the proposal will be posted on PCORI’s website for a 60-day public comment period that will run from Sept. 15 to Nov. 7.
The Board also will consider PCORI’s proposed 2015 budget for approval. In addition, representatives of four partner networks involved in PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, will share updates on their efforts to build and expand their health data networks.
A meeting agenda is available on PCORI’s website. This meeting, which will be available by teleconference/webinar, is open to the public and include a public comment period. It will run from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET at the Renaissance DuPont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration is not required to attend the meeting but is necessary to join via teleconference/webinar. Registration information is available here.
PCORI has approved more than $549 million to support 313 patient-centered research projects since it began funding research in 2012.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit 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 needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.