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Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
This set of eight critical appraisal tools includes tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule.
Critical Appraisal Learning Object
The University of Manchester has produced this online guide to Critical Appraisal.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine develops, promotes and disseminates better evidence for healthcare. The website includes some useful appraisal tools.
Agree II Tool
The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation Instrument (AGREE II) assesses the methodological rigour and transparency in which a practice guideline is developed and can be used to guide their development.
Finding Guidelines (National and International guidelines)
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
A UK Government body responsible for producing of a wide range of economic and social data and statistics for the UK. They also provide access to statistics from other UK government departments. Statistics for the regions and local areas are available in a separate section . If you require UK census data for use with GIS software this is available from the UK Data Service.