Knowledge Base

Queen's University

Welcome!

Queen’s University Library is delighted to announce that we have purchased an institutional subscription to Covidence in order to make the research review process more time- and cost-efficient. To learn more about library support available for research reviews, please visit the library guide: Systematic Reviews & Other Syntheses, or contact bracken.library@queensu.ca for more information.
 

What is Covidence?

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews and other research reviews that require screening citations and full text, assessing risk of bias, or extracting study characteristics and outcomes.

Key features of Covidence are: 

  • Support for duplicated, independent processes, including at citation screening, full text review, Risk of Bias (RoB) and Data Extraction stages
  • Resolution of screening, RoB, and data extraction conflicts, and agreement on final consensus data 
  • Import of citations from a range of bibliographic databases and reference managers and de-duplication of study citations (with manual override)
  • Storage of full text study reports 
  • Automatic population of Risk of Bias tables with text selected in full text reports
  • Simple export of data into RevMan or Excel

Why join the Queen’s University institutional license for Covidence?

  • Unlimited records for each review
  • Unlimited number of reviewers for each review
  • Unlimited number of reviews

How to join the Queen’s University institutional license:
(Instructions with screenshots provided below)

  1. To request an invitation, go to: https://www.covidence.org/organizations/5nqJ3/signup
  2. Enter your information using a Queen’s email address (e.g. @queensu.ca, @qmed.ca, @dfm.queensu.ca) and select “Request Invitation”
  3. Open the email invitation and select “Accept this invitation”
  4. To accept the invitation, you will need to have, or otherwise create, a personal Covidence account using a Queen’s email address:
  • If you already have a personal Covidence account using a Queen’s email address, “Sign-in” using your personal Covidence account credentials.
  • If you don’t already have a personal Covidence account using a Queen’s email address, select “Sign up.” Enter your information and select “Create Account.”

How to start a new review using the Queen’s University institutional license:
(Instructions with screenshots provided below)

  1. Sign-in to Covidence: https://www.covidence.org/sign_in
  2. Select “Start a new review”
  3. Under Which account do you want to use?, select “Queen’s University”

Reviews created using the Queen’s University institutional account will be visible to Covidence subscription administrators at Queen’s University Library. Reviews created using your personal account are only visible to you. 
 

Covidence help and support:
(Instructions with screenshots provided below)

  • Covidence provides pages of useful information including answers to FAQs and short video tutorials in their Knowledge Base. All videos are also available on Covidence's YouTube channel.
  • Can’t find the answer that you’re looking for? Need additional help? Log into your Covidence account and select the question mark in the upper right hand corner.
     

Screenshot Instructions

How to join the Queen’s University institutional license:

  1. To request an invitation, go to: https://www.covidence.org/organizations/5nqJ3/signup
  2. Enter your information using a Queen’s email address (e.g. @queensu.ca, @qmed.ca, @dfm.queensu.ca) and select “Request Invitation”

3. Open the email invitation and select “Accept this invitation” 

4. To accept the invitation, you will need to have, or otherwise create, a personal Covidence account using a Queen’s email address. 

a. If you already have a personal Covidence account using a Queen’s email address, “Sign-in” using your personal Covidence account credentials.

b. If you don’t already have a personal Covidence account using a Queen’s email address, select “Sign up.” Enter your information and select “Create Account.” 

 

How to start a new review using the Queen’s University institutional license:

  1. Sign-in to Covidence: https://www.covidence.org/sign_in
 
2. Select “Start a new review”

 

 3. Under Which account do you want to use?, select “Queen's University”

 

Covidence help and support:

  • Covidence provides pages of useful information including answers to FAQs and short video tutorials in their Knowledge Base. All videos are also available on Covidence's YouTube channel.
  • Can’t find the answer that you’re looking for? Need additional help? Log into your Covidence account and select the question mark in the upper right hand corner.