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The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) is the Central Office for the PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Research Network.  PCRF was formed by PCORnet Network Partners as an independent, non-profit organization to sustain PCORnet.

PCORnet offers the capacity to conduct transformative and high-impact clinical research with its unique combination of real-world data, research capabilities, patient partnerships, and broad array of health services researchers.

This Network of Networks originated with and evolved through funding support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop a range of useful resources and partnerships.


PCORnet is Patient-Partnered

Its partnership model empowers it to answer the questions that most matter to patients and those who care for them.


PCORnet has Data at Scale

Its Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Claims data provided by its unique Network of Network can support research, answer critical clinical questions, and give access to health services researchers at its partner organizations.



As the Central Office for PCORnet, PCRF supports its novel approach for rapidly increasing meaningful evidence that can substantively improve the health and lives of Americans, while also engaging people and clinicians in PCORnet’s governance and the design and conduct of its research.