The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC, was authorized by Congress in 2010.

In 2014, PCORI established PCORnet, a large, highly representative, national “network of networks” that collects data routinely gathered in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, doctors’ offices, and community clinics. By engaging a variety of stakeholders – patients, families, providers, and researchers – PCORnet empowers individuals and organizations to use this data to answer practical questions that help patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders make informed healthcare decisions.


PCORnet’s Collaborative Research Groups (CRGs) catalyze new multi-network research. Each CRG team is composed of content experts from within the Network focused on generating high priority, engaging research questions to leverage PCORnet’s unique infrastructure.

For more info, check out: http://pcornet.org/collaborative-research-groups/