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Systematic Reviews

About Covidence

Covidence is a tool designed to streamline production of high-quality evidence reviews. The Covidence tool can be used during the screening, data extraction, and quality assessment process. 

Covidence can be used to:

  • import references from citation management tools and databases,
  • deduplicate records,
  • track each citation throughout the screening and data extraction steps,
  • add tags and notes to citations that all team members can view,
  • create PRISMA flowcharts for projects,
  • bulk upload PDFs for full-text review,
  • build and customize data extractions forms.

Access to Covidence is available for Emory University faculty, students, and staff. Non-Emory University team members can be added to projects once created.

Accessing Covidence

To request access to the institutional account in Covidence, you must use your Emory University email address (

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your information (using your “” email address) and click the “Request Invitation” button
  3. Accept the invitation in your email (check your junk/spam folder)
  4. Log in to your existing Covidence account or sign up for a new account.

For information setting up your project, please visit the Emory University Knowledge Base page.

Training & Help

Covidence Academy is a web-based resource guide that provides help on understanding systematic review methodology as well as tips and tricks on using the Covidence platform.

The monthly Covidence 101 webinar includes a live demo of the tool and showcases popular features. Recorded webinar sessions are also available for viewing.