UCSF Response to PCORI Pilot Grants

On September 28, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) released a pilot projects grant program to support development of a comparative effectiveness research agenda.  

PCORI is soliciting proposals in a variety of developmental areas, for example developing methods of bringing stakeholders together, developing and evaluating decision support tools, evaluating instruments for measuring patient-centered outcomes, and developing advanced analytic techniques (plus a variety of other topics).   Funding is up to $250,000 per year for 2 years, and they plan to fund approximately 40 proposals.   Letters of intent are due November 1, 2011 and the final application is due December 1.  

To support UCSF’s response to this program, CTSI is providing the following optional services:

1. Review a brief summary of each proposal in order to    -  identify possible overlap with other proposals from UCSF investigators, and    -  support collaboration among investigators with complementary interests 2. Organize a conference call with UCSF investigators to share ideas about successfully addressing the non-traditional aspects of the grant program   If you are interested in participating in these services, please send the following information by 5PM on Tuesday, 10/18:
   - Name, School/department, and role of PI and each co-investigator    - Brief summary of proposal (1 paragraph maximum)    - What topics (if any) you would like to discuss with other UCSF investigators applying for this grant opportunity.   Send the information to Michael Steinman, MD, Director of Comparative Effectiveness Research at CTSI, at mike.steinman@ucsf.edu