The JLA Lab

Introducing the JLA Lab – an experimental space for priority setting activity

The JLA Lab is a safe exploratory space where new ideas and methods can be developed and tested, away from JLA PSP activity.  The aim is to support innovation and address some of the challenges of our stakeholders, whilst protecting the integrity and reputation of JLA PSPs.  

The JLA Lab is a conceptual space and the activity will primarily be based within the Secretariat team at the School of Healthcare Enterrprise and Innovation, Unversity of Southampton.  Activities will be overseen by the Executive Group.  JLA’s NIHR infrastructure funding will support this activity in the first instance. 

Anyone will be able to submit ideas for testing in the Lab.  The JLA Executive will consider each idea on a case by case basis.  All activity in the Lab will be evaluated and reported, including those less successful.  We will consult with the JLA Advisory Group where appropriate, before any new methods are considered for incorporation into the JLA Guidebook.  We recognise that not all ideas tested in the Lab may be suitable for adoption as JLA methodology.  

There are a number of activities taking place that fall within the JLA Lab.  You can find out more about them by reading the links from the left of this page.

Lab Activity 3 is where you will find information about the priority setting project being led by Crohn's & Colitis Australia, testing alternative sources for funding for priority setting.

Please email us with any comments and/or feedback you may have on these activities.  Suggestions for new ideas are always welcome.