The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is offering groups the chance to play a role in setting its national agenda and apply for a share of as much as $26 million in research-related grants.
PCORI announces $26 million in grants
PCORI was established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; its purpose is to help patients, providers and other healthcare stakeholders make informed care decisions by "producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community," according to Wednesday's announcement of the grants (PDF).
The institute now seeks data that will help it decide where and how to focus its research. Groups are invited to apply for funding for pilot projects focused on "the development of research methods, patient-oriented outcomes instruments, patient-provider communication and other decisionmaking strategies, building collaborative research teams with stakeholders, translating research findings into clinical practice, stakeholder engagement and research agenda-setting strategies," according to a PCORI news release.
"We know there are gaps in research and gaps in methodology that must be filled" to advance the institute's mission, PCORI Executive Director Dr. Joe Selby said in the release.
PCORI intends to issue around 40 awards, with a total commitment of as much $13 million per year over two years, the release noted. Applications will be accepted from a variety of organizations, including higher-education institutions, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, commercial groups and tribal governments. Groups that plan to apply for a grant must submit a letter declaring their intent by Nov. 1; applications are due Dec. 1 and are available at PCORI.org.
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