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Response to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute on the Science of Engagement

The American Thoracic Society responded to a Request for Information from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute on the potential development of a Science of Engagement funding initiative. The Science of Engagement is the systematic study of methods for and outcomes of engagement to inform high quality, patient-centered research. Expanded funding by PCORI for the Science of Engagement could address high-priority knowledge gaps on approaches for effectively engaging diverse stakeholders throughout the research process.


The comments described the importance of understanding and removing systematic barriers that determine whether historically under-represented populations can effectively engage in research studies.

Last Reviewed: December 2021