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What is PCORI?

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was formed with the goal of improving the quality and relevance of evidence available to help inform healthcare decisions.  Specifically, PCORI funds comparative effectiveness research (CER) with patients and other stakeholders involved throughout the process.  To support this patient-focused research effort, PCORI initiated a national data infrastructure that unites patients, clinicians and other stakeholders in collaborative partnerships.   This network, known as PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is designed to support research by harnessing the power of large volumes of health data, enabling research to be conducted faster, less expensively, and on a larger scale than has been possible previously.   

PCORnet consists of thirteen regional Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRN), twenty Patient Powered Research Networks (PPRN), and two Health Plan Research Networks (HPRN).

The Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems (LHSNet) is one of PCORnet’s CDRNs and includes: Allina Health System, Arizona State University, Essentia Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Medica Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and Olmsted County, MN. LHSNet is a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) of PCORnet, the national patient-centered research network of PCORI. Ohio State joined LHSNet in 2015

PCORI Protocol

​      All OSU investigators have acces to the de-identified PCORI data, which is present in the

      PCORI database. The minimum approved data count is 11, and no separate IRB or Honest Broker approval are required. To request count data, please complete the OSU Count Data Request Form​. For information on collaboration opprotunities, please see the PCORnet Collaboration Opportunities page​.

Requests serviced under counsel of OSU PCORnet Governance Committee​

For more information, contact us at PCORI@osumc.edu.