Covidence

 

Covidence is a web-based tool that will help you through the process of screening your references, data extraction, and keeping track of you work. It is particularly useful for researchers conducting a scoping review, systematic review, meta-analysis or clinical guideline.

With Covidence, you can: 

  • Import references - Covidence works seamlessly with your favorite reference managers like EndNote, Zotero, Refworks, Mendeley or any tool that support RIS, CSV or PubMed XML formats. Covidence can automatically remove duplicates for you. 
  • Screen title & abstract - Breeze through screening with keyword highlighting & a lightning quick interface. Covidence keeps full records of who voted and supports single or dual screeners.
  • Bulk PDF import- Transfer PDFs stored in your reference manager to Covidence in a few clicks.
  • Screen full text - Decide quickly on studies in full text. Capture reasons for exclusion and any notes so you can resolve any disagreements quickly, with a click of a button.
  • Create forms - Be in control and stay focused on your PICO question. Customizable extraction forms means you only spend time extracting what you need.
  • Customize risk of bias - Automatically populate your risk of bias tables by highlighting and commenting on text directly in your PDF.
  • Conduct data extraction - Extract data efficiently with a side-by-side view of your customized form and PDF. Then, when you are done, easily compare your form with other reviewers.
  • Export - Covidence exports to all the common formats so you can continue your review in your preferred software.
  • Collaborate- You can invite other reviewers (including external colleagues) to work with you on the project.

Covidence offers monthly training webinars (registration required), along with 24-hour methodological or technical support at support@covidence.org. Their Knowledge Base can help you with Getting Started with Covidence with your review, or you can refer to their online video tutorials for assistance. Logged into your Covidence account and need help? Click the question mark in the upper right hand corner to access support.

 

 

UPEI subscribed to Covidence for a pilot year. This means that the Robertson Library can host an unlimited amount of review projects. To request an account under UPEI's subscripiton, email publications@upe.ca.