We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
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Projects

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

Products

Updated Engagement Award taxonomy