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March 28, 2019

A Model for Public Access to Trustworthy and Comprehensive Reporting of Research

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  • 1Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2019;321(15):1453-1454. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.2807

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative clinical effectiveness research. The legislation required the institute to guarantee peer review of all research results and to make those results publicly accessible within 90 days of their receipt, requirements that were the first of their kind for a US-based research funding organization. The authorizing legislation further stipulated that the peer review should assess the scientific integrity of each study and its adherence to the methodological standards established by the PCORI methodology committee.1 The law broadly defined the forms of peer review that would be acceptable.

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