Covidence is a web-based software that was originally designed to make systematic reviews as easy as possible to conduct and synthesize. You can join the IU Covidence account using your email from any of the IU campuses, and you can invite others to join your review from anywhere in the world. This makes collaborating easy, and you'll stop having to share numerous Endnote libraries or Excel files with multiple reviewers. In 2015, Covidence was selected by Cochrane to become the standard production platform for Cochrane Reviews.
As a web-based software, you can review titles, abstracts, or full-text PDFs anywhere that you have an internet connection. The software can also be used in the classroom for teaching students how to conduct comprehensive reviews, or with any type of literature review that requires one or more reviewers.
Use this link to create an account using your IU credentials. You can use any of our email domains from any campus in the IU system as long as you create an account using the above link. If you already have an account with Covidence, email Caitlin Pike to have your account associated with the IU subscription to have access to unlimited reviews and other benefits.
Covidence provides a wealth of customer support, and they are quick to respond to any product issues. In addition to their live monthly trainings, they are also available to provide tailored training to your School or department. Please contact Caitlin Pike to request a group training session.
This link will take you to an overview of working with Covidence to create a review, including uploading your references from Endnote or another reference management software, screening the titles and abstracts, as well as screening the full-text and doing data extraction.