About Comparative Effectiveness Research

We facilitate research to improve clinical treatment decisions and public health for diverse populations. We educate clinician-scientists in a range of CER methods.

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is designed to improve health care decision-making by providing evidence about the effectiveness, benefits and harms of different treatment options. CER is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor a clinical condition, or to improve the delivery of care.

Focused on relative effectiveness, we provide investigators:

  • consultation on pilots
  • consultation/pilot data for external funding
  • education and training
  • subsidized access to secondary databases

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What is Comparative Effectiveness Research?

Resources, Programs & Seminars

Available Databases for CER

Examples of CER Studies

Stakeholder Engagement

Funding through NC TraCS

CER Leadership & Mentors


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