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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PCORI Opens Second Year of Research Funding with $81 Million in New Round of Announcements

Revises funding announcements, guidelines, and review criteria to improve application process

Contact: Christine Stencel, PCORI Media Relations (202-570-9275 or cstencel@pcori.org) or Erica Fischer, GolinHarris (202-585-2608 or efischer@golinharris.com)

Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2013) – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today opened its second year of funding of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER), revising its broad funding announcements to clarify key review criteria and application definitions.

PCORI plans to award up to $81 million in this newly announced round of PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). With this latest funding opportunity, plus previous calls for research proposals and plans to offer additional PFAs later this year, PCORI aims to commit to at least $355 million in support for patient-centered CER in 2013.

The revised PFAs released today respond to feedback PCORI received during previous funding cycles and include several improvements designed to make it easier for applicants to understand the criteria and features that make PCORI’s process distinctive.

“We are committed to facilitating a new approach to conducting health and healthcare research, one that focuses on the research questions of most importance to patients and that actively involves patients, clinicians, and other end-users of the research in the way it is conducted,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD, MPH.


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