CASP International Network

    The CASP International Network (CASPin) is an international collaboration which supports the teaching and learning of critical appraisal skills, and in particular helps other people set up sustainable training programmes.

    Following 2013?s fully booked CASP International Training Week, we have now set the dates for next years training week to be held 19th – 23rd May 2014.

    This 5 day course aims to help participants feel confident about both finding and critically appraising research evidence & teaching critical appraisal skills to others.

    See here – CASP Training Week Information May 2014 for more details of what the week offers and to book.

    Places will be limited to 25 participants and will be offered on a first come first served basis.We recommend booking early to secure your place.

    Photo of the participants who attended the CASP International Training Week held in Oxford 2013

    Critical appraisal is a key skill required to be able to make evidence-based decisions. The CASPin teaching philosophy uses problem-based, small group learning within a supportive, collegiate environment to help people to develop their skills and put them into practice.


    What has CASPin achieved internationally?

    CASPin grew out of the work of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme in Oxford,(known as CASPuk within the network), whose work began in 1993 to help health care decisions makers understand scientific evidence. A similar critical programme was started in Spain (CASPe) in 1997 and further networks developed in Romania, Hungary, Japan, Poland, India and Norway. Many members of the network have organised critical appraisal workshops in about 30 other countries, particularly in South America and Central and Eastern Europe.

    The first CASP International Training week was held in London, England on 5-9July 1999. The meeting was attended by over 20 delegates from 11 countries.



    NCCMT Webinar Companion

    On 10th February 2012, Professor Amanda Burls (CASP Trainer) contributed to the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) in Canada's - Spotlight on Methods and Tools webinar series hosted by CHNET-Works! Titled CASP Suite of Critical Appraisal Tools.

    In an effort to disseminate the information presented in the webinar, they have created what they call "Webinar Companions."

    The Webinar Companions are brief, plan language summaries that distill the key points of each Spotlight webinar down to a few pages and are available in both English and French. The goal is to provide an alternative for those who were unable to participate in Spotlight webinars, as well as a supplementary resource for those looking to revisit a webinar they previously attended.

    Take a look here to see the Webinar Companion.



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