The goal of peer review is to ensure that PCORI-funded primary research studies are held to the highest standards of scientific integrity, methodological rigor, and relevance and usefulness to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders. Our process includes review of study findings by content experts, methodologists, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders with experience related to the study.
By law, all PCORI-funded primary research must undergo peer review and all results must be made available to the public. For more information, read PCORI's Process for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Research Findings, which was adopted by our Board of Governors in February 2015.
Learn more about this new call for a contractor to manage the peer review of draft final research reports from our funded studies, including the hiring and managing of expert associate editors and establishing a diverse pool of peer reviewers. Questions are due February 5 and proposals are due April 2.
Learn more about PCORI's Peer Review process, including how it's conducted and the timeline of activities.
Tips and other information for awardees on the Draft Final Research Report.
Posted: October 10, 2016; Updated: November 13, 2019