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.

Posted: October 10, 2016; Updated: November 13, 2019

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