This database is intended to provide a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use inventory of comparative effectiveness research projects currently being funded by agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with the $1.1 billion dollars for comparative effectiveness research allocated in the 2009 stimulus legislation and projects being funded by the Effective Health Care Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). There may be other CER research sponsored by the federal government or the private sector that is not included in this inventory because it does not fall into the two programs mentioned above. As federally funded CER efforts are expanded, we will consider broadening the inventory to cover additional projects or programs.
This project, sponsored by the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, is intended to respond to a need identified by the Federal Coordinating Council for CER, which noted a lack of tools for taking inventory of ongoing CER projects. All of the content in the inventory comes from public record. The CER Inventory is compiled by searching several publicly available federal research databases, including:
- NIH Project reporter: projectreporter.nih.gov
- Federal Grant Opportunities: Grants.gov
- Federal Business Opportunities: FedBizOpps.gov
- AHRQ GOLD database: gold.ahrq.gov/projectsearch/
- Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System: http://taggs.hhs.gov/
- AHRQ Effective Health Care Program: www.ahrq.gov/effectivehealthcare
For each project in the inventory an internet link to where the information came from is provided.
We encourage you to read more details about the database in the "About" before you begin using it for research purposes.