About FLC 3.0

About FLC

Critical appraisal tools (FLC 3.0) have been developed by Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment, Ministry of Health from de Basque Government.

FLC 3.0 is a web application designed to support the development of systematic reviews of the scientific evidence providing tools for quality assessment of scientific studies and evidence synthesis.

Citing FLC 3.0

Please use the following reference when citing FLC 3.0:

López de Argumedo M, Reviriego E, Gutiérrez A, Bayón JC. Actualización del Sistema de Trabajo Compartido para Revisiones Sistemáticas de la Evidencia Científica y Lectura Crítica (Plataforma FLC 3.0). Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad. Servicio de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias del País Vasco; 2017. Informes de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias: OSTEBA.


FLC 3.0 application is available in English, Spanish, and soon in German and French.

German translation is being translated by Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI), and into French by L’Instance Nationale de l’Evaluation et de l’Accréditation en Santé (INEAS) in Tunisia.


This web application has been developed by OSTEBA (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) in the framework of the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare for the development of the annual work plan of the Spanish Network of Agencies for Assessing National Health System Technologies and Performance of the Spanish Health System approved in the plenary of the Interterritorial Board of 8 November 2017 (subject to the agreement of the Council of Ministers of 1 December 2017).

This website and online platform has been developed by Distintiva.com, web design / custom software programming company.


Ministry for Health. Basque Government
Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare of Spain