CER Resources

Effectiveness Guidance Documents

EGD for acupuncture research trials

EDG for traditional Chinese medicine trials


Combining 'omics and comparative effectiveness research: Evidence-based clinical research decision-making for Chinese medicineScience, January 2015

Using the framework of corporate culture in “mergers” to support the development of a cultural basis for integrative medicine – guidance for building an integrative medicine department or service. Patient Preference and Adherence, January 2015

Clinical research on traditional drugs and food items—the potential of comparative effectiveness research for interdisciplinary researchJournal of Ethnopharmacology, May 2013

Comparative effectiveness of a complex Ayurvedic treatment and conventional standard care in osteoarthritis of the
knee—study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials, May 2013

Which research is needed to support clinical decision-making on integrative medicine? Can comparative effectiveness research close the gap? Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, October 2012

Building a strategic framework for comparative effectiveness research in complementary and integrative medicineEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012

Physician perspectives on comparative effectiveness research: implications for practice-based evidenceGlobal Advances in Health and Medicine, September 2012


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.

Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) defines and publishes methodological standards and guidance for CER, develops processes and products for clinical research, and facilitates dialogue around relevant policy issues.