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Covidence - Systematic Review Software

Create an Account with Covidence

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.

Using Covidence

Training Videos

Create a Covidence Account - Step by Step


After using the link above to request a Covidence invitation, go to your email to accept your invitation:

After clicking on the link, you will come to the below page. DO NOT type in your email and IU password! Instead, go the bottom of the page, and click on the sign-up link. 


Fill out the form below, using any password you'd prefer. After that, you should be able to login to your IU Covidence account!