Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Resources

What Is CER?

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) seeks to determine which medical interventions and strategies work best, for whom, and under what circumstances. See PCORI's definition of CER and of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).

UCSF Educational Programs

Educational offerings at UCSF include a webinar on CER and PCORI, courses in the UCSF Training in Clinical Research Program, and archived presentations of symposia and lectures given by UCSF faculty.

Online Webinar

Getting Your PCORI Grant Funded: Advice from Insiders is a webinar that provided high-value advice on strategies for maximizing your chance of funding success.

Other UCSF Resources

PCORI Proposal Library

Learn by example — view examples of successful UCSF proposals generously provided by members of the UCSF community (UCSF access only).

Community-Engaged Research

Population Health and Health Services Research Datasets

A searchable database with more than 100 dataset resources for population health, health services research and health equity research.

OptumLabs Data Warehouse (OLDW)

UCoP has partnered with OptumLabs, a collaborative center for research and innovation, to provide access to 160 million de-identified records across claims and clinical information to conduct investigations on populations and unique subsets within them. Learn more about OLDW

Infrastructure Support for Multicenter Studies and Clinical Trials

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

External Resources