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PCOR Membership Benefits

PCOR Shared Resources*

Areas of Expertise and Mentoring
  • Health services research
  • Biostatistics
  • Geospatial / geographic information systems
  • Health economics
  • Human factors and human computer interaction
  • Qualitative methods
  • Resident education
  • Shared decision making
  • Surveys and measurement of patient-reported outcomes
  • Specific clinical / therapeutic areas (e.g. breast cancer, osteoporosis, pediatrics)
  • Systematic literature review and meta-analysis
Research Conduct
  • Accessing and managing large datasets
  • Financial management
  • IRB submissions and progress reports
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Poster design
  • Qualitative interviewing and coding
  • Research-associated administrative and budgetary support
  • Servers, computing, data storage

All Members:

  • Receive PCOR communications (e.g., announcements and newsletters)
  • Invited to PCOR activities (e.g. seminars, faculty/staff meetings, retreats)

Research members may take advantage of the following additional benefits:

  • Membership listing on the PCOR website
  • Opportunities for leadership in PCOR
  • Potential access to PCOR space
  • Priority access and negotiated rates to use PCOR shared resources

*Note that specific expertise is limited to design advice unless funding is available to support investigator/staff time.

Application Process:

  1. Read the membership criteria below and determine which membership level is appropriate.
  2. Complete and submit the electronic application online.
  3. Applicants will receive written notification of the decision indicating their type of membership following membership review.

Once an application for membership has been received, the application will be evaluated and a recommendation made to the Director.

New membership applications will be reviewed monthly and every member will be reviewed at least once a year to ensure they continue to meet all criteria for membership status. As a result of this evaluation, members may be reminded of the requirements and encouraged to maintain their eligibility status. The evaluation is based on member productivity with respect to publications, grants, and contributions to the Center.

Membership Criteria

Research Members
Established investigators must meet the following requirements:
  • MCW academic appointment (Assistant Professor or above) OR
    A professional appointment with MCW-affiliated hospitals OR
    Organizations deemed appropriate by the Director of PCOR
  • Held at least one of these roles for HSR-related, peer-reviewed funded research:
    Principal investigator OR
    Named investigator/collaborator OR
    Key contributor in the development and/or implementation of HSR-related study
  • HSR-related publication(s) in peer-reviewed professional journals during the last three years
     
  • Clear commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Present at and attend PCOR Seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
     
  • Agreement to contribute to PCOR shared resources as appropriate (give examples?)
Junior/Affiliate investigators must meet the following requirements:
  • MCW academic appointment (Instructor or above) OR
    A professional appointment with MCW-affiliated hospitals OR
    Organizations deemed appropriate by the Director of PCOR
  • Affiliated with Established Research Member
     
  • Clear commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Present at and attend PCOR Seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
     
  • Agreement to contribute to PCOR shared resources as appropriate

 

Student/Trainee Members must meet the following requirements:
  • MCW student or trainee (does this include grad students, fellows and residents?)
     
  • Affiliated with Research Member (does it matter if affiliation is with junior or established ?)
     
  • Clear commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR Seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
     
  • Agreement to contribute to PCOR shared resources as appropriate

 

Staff Members must meet the following requirements:
  • Employed by PCOR or assisting a PCOR Research Member
     
  • Clear commitment to participate in PCOR activities
    Attend PCOR Seminars
    Attend PCOR faculty/staff meetings
  • Agreement to contribute to PCOR shared resources as appropriate

Examples of Peer-Reviewed, Externally-Funded Research  

Awarded research grants, cooperative agreements, and research contracts from external organizations or foundations, such as:

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research (AFAR)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Central Office of the Veterans Administration (VA)
  • U.S. Army (DOD)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Howard Hughes Foundation
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ)
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Center Information

Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8801
(414) 955-6689 (FAX)

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