Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research (CCER)
The Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research generates, evaluates and synthesizes research findings that will lead to the best and safest care for children.
The center stimulates, facilitates and supports high-quality, high-impact clinical effectiveness research through:
- Increased recognition and leadership for clinical effectiveness research throughout Children's Hospital and Health System.
- The attraction of additional resources to expand the depth and breadth of clinical effectiveness research.
- Greater collaboration and networking among investigators.
- Mentoring fellows and faculty in clinical effectiveness research.
- Leveraging and coordinating existing resources within and beyond Children's Research Institute.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, clinical effectiveness research is defined most simply as what works best, for whom and under what circumstances. Clinical effectiveness research is not defined by a disease, organ, biological process or by any one recognized scientific field. Rather, it incorporates a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines including basic biomedical, behavioral and other social sciences.
- Observational epidemiologic studies
- Clinical trials
- Methodologic studies of outcome measurement
- Decision and health economic analysis
- Systematic review and meta-analysis
- Health services research
The center provides assistance with study design and project coordination, data management, data analysis, grant writing and mentorship for investigators involved in research in clinical effectiveness.
A monthly publication for staff with the latest CCER news.
Links of interest
National Pharmaceutical Council's CER daily newsfeed link
Patient centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)