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Researchers listen up – PCORI funding available!

November 18, 2012

Okay research-oriented Network faithful. It’s not often that we get down on our knees and beg… but we are begging researchers in the children’s mental health arena to get involved with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). They are looking to fund quality research in a variety of areas that are right in your wheelhouse.

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 health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

PCORI today released a funding announcement to support research that addresses methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

PCORI will award $12 million for up to 14 contracts that collaborate with patients and stakeholders advance address knowledge gaps and advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research.

This PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) corresponds to PCORI’s fifth priority area, Accelerating Patient-Centered and Methodological Research, from its National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. The results of these studies will inform future iterations of the PCORI Methodology Report and its standards.

Application materials for this PFA can be downloaded from the “Funding Opportunities” section of PCORI’s website. The online application system will open on December 17, 2012, and letters of intent are due January 31, 2013.

PCORI also recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a “Comprehensive Inventory of Research Networks.” The goal of the request is to help PCORI understand the diversity of approaches and the barriers, capacity, and potential for adapting current infrastructures to provide scalable platforms conducive to conducting PCOR. Reponses to this RFP are due November 26, 2012.

Information on all PCORI funding opportunities is available online at www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities.

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