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Screening by title and abstract

Once you have imported your references into Covidence you're ready to start screening.

To screen by title and abstract click 'Continue' under title and abstract screening, from your review dashboard. Make your decision by voting on the Yes, Maybe or No buttons for each reference.

What you see when you submit your vote will depend on what your vote was and how many people are required to vote on each study during the screening phase.  By default, a new review within Covidence is setup in dual screening mode, so that each citation requires two votes in order to move forward in your review. These votes can be cast by a different two people each time.

If you are the first person casting your vote, then the citation will move to your 'Awaiting other reviewer' list.

If you are the second person casting your vote, then it will move forward to the relevant list:

  • 'Irrelevant': if two no votes were cast
  • 'Resolve conflicts': if a yes/no or maybe/no combination of votes were cast; or
  • 'Full text review': if yes/yes or maybe/yes or maybe/maybe votes were cast

Watch the tutorial to see learn more.