This post was written by Dan Wilson, and edited by Kimberley Barker.
What is 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 systematic review, scoping review, meta-analysis or clinical guideline.
In Covidence you can:
How to create a UVA Covidence institutional license
You can create your personal sign in information with Covidence before or after joining the institutional subscription. To request access to the institutional account in Covidence, you must use your current UVA email address.
Librarians at the UVA Health Sciences Library can assist with planning, conducting, and reporting systematic reviews and other types of research reviews. To learn more about conducting systematic reviews at the Health Sciences Library, visit the Systematic Review Resources guide. Please use our Ask Us form to request individual or group training. Note: UVA patrons not affiliated with the health system will be referred to librarians at the University Library for support.
Covidence offers monthly training webinars (registration required), along with 24-hour methodological or technical support at email@example.com. Covidence Academy is also a great resource containing useful ‘How to’ guides, step-by-step videos on Covidence features, and helpful links to additional resources. 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.
Creating a review using the UVA unlimited license
After clicking the link “Create new review” you will have the option to use your personal account license or select the UVA account.
Reviews created under the institutional license will be visible to the administrators of the UVA Covidence account. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you.
Once you have created a review or accepted an invitation to another UVA account review, the title will appear in a separate section on your account homepage:
Working with review team members from other institutions?
Once a review is created, you are able to add co-reviewers.
1. From the homepage (Your reviews), select the review you wish to add co-reviewers to and click on “Settings”
2. From the review Settings, navigate to “Add/remove reviewers”
3. Click on “Invite another reviewer” and enter your reviewer’s first name and email addresses to invite them
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