March 12, 2019

Scientist, Patient, and Stakeholder Roles in Research Application Review: Analysis of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Approach to Research Funding

Objective Scientific review of funding applications was established to fund rigorous, high-impact research. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) uses unique review criteria and includes patients and other healthcare stakeholders as reviewers. This study assesses the relative importance of each criterion and the associations of different reviewer types’ ratings with final scores and funding outcomes.