General Resources

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford

It has its roots in EBM and tends to major on individual clinical decision-making, but it is still the bees-knees when it comes to use of evidence, with loads of good resources to support using evidence in both clinical and population interventions.


PHAST - Public Health Action Support Team

Finding and Appraising the Evidence – by Amanda Burls and Anne Brice

These modules take you through the process of how to find the evidence and then how to assess the validity and reliability of the published research in order to provide effective and efficient healthcare. The course is made up of 6 modules:

  • Overall introduction to critical appraisal
  • Finding the evidence
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Economic evaluations
  • Making sense of results


National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and expertise in evidence-informed decision making to Canadian public health organizations.

Evidence-Informed Public Health


The Alliance for Useful Evidence

The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice.

They are an open–access network of more than 2500 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.


Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE)

This is a growing blogging community of students from around the world, who are interested in learning more about evidence-based health care (EBHC).

This is a community for students, by students. S4BE Contributors write blogs about topics within evidence-based healthcare that are of interest to them.

The website also features various learning resources and tools which are just fab – easy to use and understand.