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Request for Applications (RFA): Person-Centered Outcomes Research Resource (U2C)

The Applied Research Program Outcomes Research Branch is pleased to announce the release of a new National Institutes of Health funding opportunity announcement (FOA) request for applications (RFA) for a "Person-Centered Outcomes Research Resource (U2C)".



The overarching goal for the PCORR will be to facilitate person-centered outcomes research by supporting the use and enhancements of the following four measurement information systems, currently funded as separate NIH programs: the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®)External Web Site Policy; the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral FunctionExternal Web Site Policy; the Quality of Life (QOL) Outcomes in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QOL)External Web Site Policy; and the Adult Sickle Cell Quality of Life Measurement Information System (ASCQ-Me)External Web Site Policy (PDF).

The NIH plans to support the PCORR only for limited time to facilitate its transition to sustainability. Therefore, the proposed integrated and centralized resource needs to be designed and operated in a way that will facilitate and enable its sustainable functioning in the near future.

Accordingly, PCORR applicants are expected to have appropriate psychometric, statistical, informatics, and software/hardware expertise and capabilities compatible with the relevant measurement information systems. Previous involvement in PROMIS, NIH Toolbox, Neuro-QOL, and ASCQ-Me may be advantageous but is not required, and this FOA is open to all qualified applicants.

PCORR RFA Scientific Contact

Ashley Wilder Smith, PhD, MPH
Behavioral Scientist and Program Director
Telephone: 240-276-6714
Fax: 240-276-7906

Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013