The PCRC overarching structure is based on cores and centers that interact with each other.

  • The PCRC provides replicable infrastructure, processes, tools and methods, including evaluative metrics that support efficient and effective cooperative group function.
  • PCRC has a unified data infrastructure built on common data standards and data sharing across sites and studies, within the boundaries of regulatory requirements.
  • PCRC provides multi-site infrastructure with diverse research expertise and site characteristics across numerous different states and settings.
  • PCRC provides a flexible model that can accommodate new consultants to fill in gaps and answer questions as they arise.

Additionally, the PCRC provides Centers and Cores that facilitate cooperative group structure and function and can support investigators in the following ways. Please note: the PCRC Scientific Review Committee (SRC) will review all recommendations during protocol review.


Measurement Core •  Data, Informatics and Statistics Core (DISC)  •   Caregiver Research Core  •  Clinical Studies Core


Project Coordinating Center  •  Investigator Development Center

If you would like to apply for PCRC membership, please complete the application here.  The PCRC is overseen by the Steering Committee, a diverse group of palliative care and research experts.

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