The James Lind Alliance
The JLA is a non-profit making initiative which was established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together to identify and prioritise the unanswered questions about the effects of 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 JLA is managed and coordinated by the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)
at the University of Southampton.
Input to the JLA comes from a mix of lay people, healthcare and clinical research professionals and experts in patient and public involvement.
Over 500 organisations and individuals are currently affiliated
to the JLA. Affiliation is a cost-free way to demonstrate support for the JLA's values and stay up to date with its activities.
For further information please visit www.jla.nihr.ac.uk
Or follow the JLA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lindalliance
JLA on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lind_Alliance