September 10, 2019

PCORnet Coordinating Center Engagement Function Request For Proposals

PCRF is seeking proposals from applicants interested in supporting and optimizing the implementation and operationalization of a PCORnet Coordinating Center for Person-Centered Engagement. This Coordinating Center will not define and design the engagement process but will draw upon current engagement practices of the Network partners and facilitate the exchange of the Network partners’ most promising practices. The Coordinating Center’s activities will help PCORnet reach its goal of establishing PCORnet as an international thought leader in Person-Centered Engagement. The Coordinating Center will be advised by the PCORnet Engagement Workgroup, consisting of leaders from across PCORnet who have expertise in Patient and Person Engagement and will perform its work at the direction of PCRF.

The goals of this engagement will be to:

  • Equip and elevate the capacity of patients, care partners, and community members to shape research and participate in PCORnet activities, including governance at the site, Network, and Steering Committee levels; and
  • Equip and elevate the capacity of non-patient stakeholders (e.g., clinicians, health system leaders, industry partners) to work respectfully and productively with researchers, patients, care partners, and community members.

The successful applicant(s) will work in close collaboration with Network Partners to develop, implement, and operationalize the following engagement functions, which fall into two categories.

Interested parties can view the RFP here and view the RFP frequently asked questions here.

For additional questions, please email the People Centered Research Foundation (PCRF), the Central Office of PCORnet.