Top 10s

The final workshop of a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) enables patients, carers and clinicians to agree on the order of priority of a shortlist of unanswered questions.  The main focus of the workshop is to agree the list of the Top 10 priorities for future research and this list becomes the main headline published by the PSP.

The JLA refers to each list as a Top 10, but not all PSPs limit themselves to 10 priorities.  Top 12s and Top 15s have also been published.  Please choose a PSP in the table below to see its Top 10.  The dates in brackets refer to the year in which the Top 10 was published. 

All of the unanswered questions discovered by a PSP are important, regardless of their final position in the list of priorities.  For PSPs completing their data management work after 1 January 2016, all of the verified uncertainties identified by the PSPs will be found on this website.  For all of the uncertainties that were discussed in the final workshop, you will find details of their ranking, an explanation of the uncertainty, and details of any existing systematic reviews.  

The agreement of a list of research priorities marks the beginning of the next stage of work for a PSP.  In order to increase the likelihood that the work of the PSP will influence future research, the priorities need to be promoted to key groups such as research funders, researchers, patients and carers and the wider research and policy community.  The JLA Guidebook contains more advice on how PSPs can formulate research questions and work with researchers and research funders.

To find out more about the work done by each PSP in order to arrive at a Top 10, please visit the The PSPs section. 



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