Study Feasibility Review

Prior to submitting for funding opportunities, the PCORnet Research Committee and Coordinating Center encourage review of proposals (proposed methods, study concepts, and protocols) through our Study Feasibility Review. This process will determine if PCORnet is equipped to answer the study question and if the study is appropriate for the PCORnet infrastructure. Use of the PCORnet Common Data Model, partner networks, and resources will be assessed.

The Submission and Review Process 

Before submitting a request, it is important to familiarize yourself with the types of research PCORnet is suited to address and the resources available through PCORnet to assist with developing, planning, and implementing your study. When completing the PCORnet Front Door Request Form, you will be asked if you want to submit a Data Network Request to obtain preliminary data for a proposal or identify availability of data on a specific patient population. You will also be asked if you want to submit a Network Collaboration Request to identify interested sites or to request investigator expertise.

Image detailing the PCORnet Study Feasibility Review (Pre-Funding) process: Requestor, Front Door, Coordinating Center Review Team, Front Door, and then back to the Requestor. The entire process typically takes approximately 13 days.
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Following an administrative review by the Front Door, your request will be reviewed by the PCORnet Coordinating Center to determine appropriateness for the PCORnet infrastructure. The review process takes approximately two weeks, after which time the Front Door will provide recommendations. Use the downloadable Request Form Template to preview the Front Door request questions and compile your information ahead of time.

Study Feasibility Review FAQs

What types of research is PCORnet suited to address?
What resources and services are available through PCORnet?
What criteria are used to determine study feasibility?
How does PCORnet define “people-centered”?
Does my study demonstrate participant/patient engagement?
Last updated on March 6, 2018