Data Management with 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:

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

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

How to Access Covidence

To request access to the institutional account in Covidence, you must use your current 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
  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 from Covidence

Getting Started with Covidence

This web guide includes instructional pages on

  • Creating a review
  • Getting started with Covidence
  • Accepting an invitation to join a review
  • Signing in and out of Covidence
  • Inviting reviewers to a review

Covidence 101 webinar

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

Getting Help with Covidence

If you have any questions about this tool, please Ask A Librarian.