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REPRISE reporting guidelines

How do we know if a prioritisation exercise is legitimate and that the resulting priorities are credible? We can only make that judgement if things are reported transparently and comprehensively – and unfortunately for the world of research priority setting, historically this hasn’t always happened.

Published: 27 March 2020

Collaborating to maximise the impact of autism research

Dr James Cusack, Director of Science at Autistica, describes how the charity has worked with the NIHR to address some of the autism community's priorities following completion of the Autism PSP.

Published: 17 December 2019

Sally Crowe and Kristina Staley reflect on their recent evaluation of JLA PSPs

Success isn’t only about getting a priority research topic funded, as Sally and Kristina found to their surprise when they talked to a wide range of people with an interest in JLA PSPs. Taking part in a JLA PSP can also transform the people, the research culture and the organisations involved.

Published: 25 October 2019

Reflections from new JLA Advisers

Jonathan Gower and Suzannah Kinsella joined the team as new JLA Advisers earlier in 2019. We asked them to write about their experiences so far now that they are both working with PSPs. Very appropriately, they decided on a Top 10 of what has struck them as most interesting and valuable about the JLA PSP process.

Published: 22 October 2019

Priority Setting Partnerships starting work in Africa

Two new JLA Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) are now planning their work to develop locally appropriate research priorities by bringing together technical experts and experts by lived experience, regardless of social status, age, literacy level and internet access.

Published: 17 October 2019

Using JLA PSP priorities to train future doctors

Professor Jackie Cassell, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, spoke to the JLA about how the school has used PSP priorities for a number of years to provide real-life research questions to help educate future doctors about research methods.

Published: 12 August 2019

Charities fund research around the priorities from the IBD PSP

Guts UK is a charity set up to increase the levels of research into diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. Since 1971 Guts UK has funded almost 300 projects and invested £15 million pounds into medical research. Last year, in collaboration with forCrohns, Guts UK asked researchers to put forward proposals for research on Crohn’s disease that the two charities could fund, based on the research priorities identified by the JLA PSP in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Published: 28 June 2019

Hearing from PSPs. What do people tell the JLA?

The JLA has been collecting feedback from completed PSPs for two years. In that time, 49 individuals involved in organising PSPs have completed an online survey to tell us how they felt about the PSP process once they had published their Top 10.

Published: 22 May 2019

Research funding aimed at Mesothelioma PSP priorities

Read about the research that the British Lung Foundation and Mesothelioma UK are funding in the areas around mesothelioma that were agreed as most important by people affected and those who treat them.

Published: 14 May 2019

Prioritising the research agenda for retention of participants in clinical trials: PRioRiTy II announces its results

Randomised clinical trials are the gold standard method for gathering evidence about health and care interventions. That said, randomised trials are not perfect, and many of them run into issues through the process of trial design and delivery. The PrioRiTy II work identified the most important questions to be answered about retention of participants in clinical trials.

Published: 12 March 2019