The James Lind Alliance

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative bringing patients, carers and clinicians together in JLA Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs).   The JLA PSPs identify and prioritise unanswered questions or evidence uncertainties that they agree are the most important, so that health research funders are aware of the issues that matter most to the people who need to use the research in their everyday lives.

The JLA PSPs

PSPs work to identify which uncertainties really matter and where research would make the most difference.

The Top 10s

What are the top priorities for future research, agreed by patients, carers and health and care professionals working with PSPs?

Making a Difference

JLA PSPs have the potential to impact on the people who take part in them, the profile of the areas they set priorities in, and of course the research that is funded.

What's new.....

21st September 2022.  The survey is now open to choose your priorities for Cystic Fibrosis research.  A Top 10 list of priorities for CF research was agreed in 2017 and this new work is updating that list to agree what the priorities are in 2022.  Please get involved in the survey if you have personal or professional experience of CF.

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More than a Top 10

The More than a Top 10 report discusses the types of impact that JLA PSPs have and lessons learnt around maximising the value of the agreed priorities.  An Executive Summary is also available.

Our hosts

The JLA Coordinating Team is funded by the NIHR. Read our relationship statement.