View from the Top | $500 Million to be Awarded by PCORI in FY 2015 I had the opportunity to attend the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) two day meeting, “Getting to Know PCORI” where representatives of PCORI discussed their scientific programmatic funding areas, applying for research support and the necessary research management infrastructure needed to manage a PCORI project. Funding is provided for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) and engages a spectrum of stakeholders including physicians, healthcare providers, patients, policy makers, and others in the research process, such as patient advocacy groups. PCORI seeks to determine what patient strategies work best for patients based on their individual circumstances. Read more.
Membership Forum This month’s column is all about Chapters. I hope that after you read it you will have a better idea of how educational content is offered at the local level. I also hope we can open a dialogue about the way that content is delivered. Currently there are 13 SRAI chapters, 8 of which are active. Attendance at Chapter meetings can range from very large (North Carolina) to fairly small (Ohio) with all kinds in between Read more.
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Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides a scholarly forum for information and critical analysis of research administration topics to help our members meet their challenges in developing the research enterprise while assuring compliance with a myriad of agencies. This issue reflects the theme of the “inorms” meeting held April 10 – 13, 2014 in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton. The International Network of Research Management Societies (...Read more.