Building a New Foundation for CER: Exploring Ideas for PCORI and the Methodology Committee
Established by the health care reform law, the Methodology Committee of PCORI will “…work to develop and improve the science and methods of comparative clinical effectiveness research.” It is charged with developing methodological standards for CER research with the input of relevant experts, stakeholders, and the general public, and to submit recommendations on these standards to the PCORI board within 18 months. This briefing addressed the key issues and challenges that confront the new committee, including the scope of the research standards to be developed; how the committee will prioritize research questions and engage stakeholders in its work; and the relationships between the committee, the PCORI board, NIH, AHRQ, FDA and other federal and non-federal CER organizations. These and other questions were discussed by leading experts on clinical research methods, comparative effectiveness research, and health policy.
Meeting Agenda, Policy Brief #2 Agenda (pdf) (65.33 kB)
Meeting White Paper, Policy Brief #2 White Paper (pdf) (670.59 kB)