Covidence is a web-based tool that will help you through the process of screening your references, data extraction, and keeping track of your work. It is particularly useful for researchers conducting a systematic review, meta-analysis or clinical guideline. Because it is a web-based application, reviewers can collaborate any time, any place.
How can Covidence save me time?
According to Covidence, there is "an average 35% reduction in time spent per review, saving an average of 71 hours per review."
How do I pronounce "Covidence?"
The team says the official pronounciation is CAH-vih-dens, like the city "Providence." They acknowledge that everyone says it differently, and will kindly accept any pronounciation.
New to systematic reviews?
Librarians at Sladen Library can answer questions about systematic review topics and processes. To learn more about conducting systematic reviews in general, visit our Systematic Review LibGuide or contact us.
Librarians at Sladen Library can also assist with formulating and conducting the searches, reporting according to PRISMA guidelines, and exporting citations. To request librarian assistance on your systematic review, please fill out our request form.
Signing up is easy!
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 HFH email address (@hfhs.org or @rad.hfh.edu).
**Important access note: If you leave Henry Ford Health, you will no longer be able to create new reviews under our organizational subscription. You will still have access to your personal account and can continue to access your existing reviews. To maintain access to your research, please be sure to add an alternate email address to your account.
Covidence maintains a detailed support site with walkthroughs for every aspect of your study.
Their Getting Started with Covidence page is a great place to start.
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.