Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Portfolio Data Abstraction: Taxonomy Update

Project Overview

The Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award program seeks to help patients and other stakeholder communities become more involved in all aspects of the research process, from topic selection to dissemination of findings. These Engagement Awards enhance PCORI’s research portfolio by building a community of patients and stakeholders that can partner with researchers now and in the future.

With nearly 300 awards focused on a variety of stakeholders, health topics, engagement strategies, and regions, the Engagement Award program relies on timely analysis of the program portfolio to identify portfolio gaps and topics for future funding opportunities. The Engagement Award database contains categorized information from letters of intent, applications, and letters of rejection. PCORI requires continuous updates to the database as a strategy to track applicants’ intended projects, methodologies, and stakeholder groups and to examine trends in funded projects in the portfolio over time.

For this project, Insight is building on earlier work for PCORI to build a more comprehensive coding—or taxonomy—system to facilitate description of the program portfolio to internal staff and external stakeholders. Specifically, Insight—

  • Developed an updated Engagement Award taxonomy
  • Prepared abstracts of the letters of intent, applications, and letters of rejection (for up to June 2019)
  • Populated the Engagement Award database with rejection letters from PCORI


Updated Engagement Award taxonomy