The mission of the PCRC is to support the conduct of high quality, effective palliative care clinical research by:
- Supporting investigators at all levels of experience in the conduct of clinical studies
- Conducting nationally representative, multi-institutional studies that include diverse populations;
- Leveraging common data elements and a de-identified palliative care study data repository that amplifies the impact of any single study;
- Providing methodologic resources, participant access/recruitment, and the expertise of PCRC investigators from multiple disciplines.
To achieve this mission, the PCRC’s three-pronged strategy focuses on:
(1) developing palliative care research capacity;
(2) supporting the conduct, analysis, and dissemination of high-quality research in palliative care; and,
(3) training and mentoring next / future investigators committed to advancing palliative care research.
Excellent palliative care relies on best evidence and a scientific underpinning. The PCRC exists to lead, catalyze, and empower a community of investigators who are developing an evidence base to ensure high quality care and optimal well-being for persons with serious illness and their caregivers.
The PCRC core values include:
- Community – connecting and strengthening investigators from multiple disciplines and perspectives
- Excellence – ensuring scientific rigor
- Impact – research that makes a difference for persons with serious illness and their caregivers
- Longevity – creating an enduring and agile research infrastructure