Critical Appraisal Resources

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


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

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.

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.

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. 

Critical Appraisal Training

Please contact the Clinical Librarian Team ( if you work for ULHT, LPFT or LCHS and you are interested in attending Critical Appraisal training.