PCORnet Commons Offers Collaborative Space for Conversation & Ideas

The PCORnet Commons website is now live! This new online space was created collaboratively with insight and feedback from across the PCORnet community with the goal of providing people with the opportunities to increase collaboration, efficiency, and people-centeredness in clinical research. The PCORnet Commons is a space for you to share resources, engage in dialogue, grow together, and learn from one another.

On the PCORnet Commons, you can:

  • Post and share resources and ideas: Check out engagement, data and research resources to tap into the wealth of experience and expertise available through PCORnet. Or share your own innovative resources with others. (Don’t worry – you can decide how others use your materials using Creative Commons licensing)
  • Connect with colleagues and friends: Create your own profile and search for others to learn more about colleagues and how to connect with them.
  • Find, create, and participate in groups: “Groups” are Commons platforms for brainstorming new ideas, starting important conversations, and collaborating seamlessly among existing or new teams.

Over 200 individuals have already created PCORnetCommons.org profiles and over 100 people active members. Conversations are already taking place on building trustworthiness; methods and systems for developing community-generated research ideas; and overcoming challenges and finding solutions in participant-centered interventional trials.

Please consider joining the existing conversations, starting new ones, and sharing resources you think would be valuable to others at www.PCORnetCommons.org. You are also encouraged to register for an online training session on either January 23 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST or on January 24 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

If have questions, concerns, or would like to submit other feedback, please contact Joanna Ball at jball@geneticalliance.org


About PCORnet

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of PCORnet is to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research by creating a large, highly representative network that directly involves patients in the development and execution of research. More information is available at www.pcornet.org.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.