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James Lind Alliance

The James Lind Alliance is a non-profit making initiative which was established in 2004. It has been established to bring patients and clinicians together to identify and prioritise the unanswered questions about treatments that they agree are most important. This information will help ensure that those who fund health research are aware of what matters to both patients and clinicians. The James Lind Alliance is part of the James Lind Initiative and is principally funded by the Department of Health (United Kingdom) and the Medical Research Council (UK). Over 200 organisations and individuals are currently affiliated to the James Lind Alliance.
The James Lind Alliance brings together patients and patient representatives, carers and clinicians, as individuals or represented by groups, to form Priority Setting Partnerships, focusing on specific health conditions.
DORIS initiated a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership to help patients, carers and clinicians identify research priorities relating to life after stroke in Scotland. This partnership identified the treatment uncertainties, and assigned the priorities to these uncertainties, which are included on DORIS.
You can download a copy of the priority setting document here.
More information about the life after stroke James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership can be found here. You may also wish to see the Top 24 Research Uncertainties and the final Top 10 resulting from the project.
NOTE: The original JLA research has now (2021) been superceded by a collaboration with the Stroke Association (see here).

NMAHP Research Unit
Cochrane Stroke
James Lind Alliance
DORIS People
chief scientist office Cochrane Stroke university of edinburgh university of glasgow nmahp-ru