On June 10, 2009, the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research is holding a meeting in Washington D.C. to hear public comments on the Council's efforts to coordinate research and guide investments in comparative effectiveness research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council is soliciting comments on:
- What types of investments in infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research should the Coordinating Council consider?
- What criteria should the Coordinating Council consider when evaluating different investment options?
- What federal government activities in the area of comparative effectiveness research should the Coordinating Council focus its attention on?
- How can the Coordinating Council best foster integration of these activities across the programs managed by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Defense, and Veterans Affairs?
- What steps should the Coordinating Council consider to help ensure that public- and private-sector efforts in the area of comparative effectiveness research are mutually supportive?
- What information on the Coordinating Council’s activities would be most useful?
Individuals seeking to participate should register by June 8. In addition, the meeting will be web cast and individuals may participate by audioconference. A Federal Register notice with additional details is scheduled to be published June 4, 2009.