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What is Covidence?

Covidence is an online tool that can help you as you conduct a systematic review.  Covidence was designed with systematic reviews in mind, but those conducting scoping, integrative or other comprehensive reviews may find it useful.

Use Covidence to:

  • streamline the screening process
  • increase the ease of collaborating with your review team
  • extract and store your data
  • reduce the amount of time spent working on your review

Check out this guide for more information on systematic reviews.

What's in this Guide

This guide contains information on using Covidence to conduct systematic reviews.  Below is an overview of the guide (main sidebar tabs) in the context of the PIECES model of conducting a systematic review.

Steps to the systematic review: step one is planning

Steps to the systematic review: step two is identifying

Steps to the systematic review: step three is evaluating

Steps to the systematic review: step four is collecting and combining data

  • Extracting Data:  Extract data from articles using a template that you set up.

step five of the systematic review process. Explaining the synthesis and analysis

  • Exporting Data:  Export your data to use in analytical programs such as Excel

steps to the systematic review process: step six is summarizing


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