Conducting Rare Disease Research Using PCORnet

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is releasing the “Conducting Rare Disease Research Using PCORnet®” PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA).


Letters of Intent due June 2, 2020.

This PFA is open to all network partners of PCORnet®. It seeks to fund studies that utilize PCORnet®  resources to perform an observational cohort study that will answer one or more important research question about the care of patients with rare diseases. A secondary goal is to enhance the capabilities for the conduct of multi-site rare disease research by creating partnerships, methods, tools and linkages that will facilitate future comparative effectiveness studies. This initiative will require broad use of PCORnet® resources for research, collaboration between a minimum of two CRNs/HPRNs, and the establishment of partnerships with rare disease patient organizations, with attention to representing the diversity of the population affected by the disease.

For more information, view the announcement.


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