Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Seeks Patient, Scientist and Stakeholder Reviewers for Pilot Projects Grants Program

Review Process Will Ensure the Patient’s Voice Is Included in PCORI-Funded Research

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is looking for patients, scientists and other stakeholders to be merit reviewers for its pilot projects grants program. The purpose of the reviews is to determine the significance and quality of submitted research proposals. The inclusion of non-scientific reviewers, including patients, caregivers, and health care clinicians or providers, helps ensure that the patient perspective is adequately included in PCORI-funded research.

“We are inviting patients and other stakeholders who are not usually represented in scientific review groups to serve as reviewers of the pilot projects grants applications,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, M.D., M.P.H. “Working side-by-side with scientific reviewers on review committees, these individuals will add insights that help ensure the research we fund reflects the interests and views of patients, while remaining scientifically rigorous.”  READ FULL ARTICLE


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