Critical Appraisal Resources

Please find below a list of training packages and resources that can help you with the process of critically appraising a research article.

Critical Appraisal eLearning

There is a eLearning for Healthcare (elfh) course available on critical appraisal. There are 8 sessions available with each topic taking approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Critical Appraisal Workshops

Critical Appraisal Workshops are run throughout the year. Please contact if you are interested in attending any future workshops that are run.


This resource has checklists for appraising a wide range of study designs (e.g. cohort, decision rule, economic, screening).

Critical Appraisal of a RCT using a CASP Checklist

Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services have produced a series of YouTube videos relating to each of the questions on the CASP checklist for RCTs.

CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)

There are 8 CASP checklists which cover: systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies, case control studies, diagnostic test studies, qualitative research, economic evaluation studies and clinical prediction rules.

CEBM (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine)

Critical appraisal worksheets for systematic reviews, diagnostic studies, prognosis studies and RCTs can be found on the CEBM website.