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Covidence - Systematic Review Software


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Covidence Assistance at the IU School of Medicine

If you are from the IU School of Medicine and you need help with Covidence, please use the to contact a Medical Librarian for assistance with your query. You can also contact Covidence directly at

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


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.

  • If you already have an existing Covidence account and it needs to be linked with the IU account, sign in using your existing account.
  • If you do not have an existing Covidence account, click the sign-up link (circled in the screenshot below). 
  • Do not sign in with a Cochrane account, which cannot be linked with institutional accounts. 


If you are making a new account, fill out the form below, using any password you'd prefer. After that, you should be able to login to your IU Covidence account!