Danish Medicines Council is excited to offer staff access to their Covidence departmental licence.

What is Covidence?

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. It supports citation screening, full-text review, risk of bias assessment, extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the export of data and references.

The interface is intuitive and suitable for students and experienced reviewers. Covidence can save time on repetitive review tasks, enabling faster review production and more time for analysis and interpretation. 

In Covidence you can:

  • Import references - Covidence works seamlessly with your favourite reference managers like EndNote, Zotero, RefWorks, Mendeley or any tool that support RIS, CSV or PubMed XML formats. Covidence can automatically remove duplicates for you.
  • Screen title & abstract - Breeze through screening with keyword highlighting & a lightning-quick interface. Covidence keeps complete records of who voted and supports single or dual screeners.
  • Bulk PDF import - Transfer PDFs stored in your reference manager to Covidence in a few clicks. 
  • Screen full text - Decide quickly on studies in full text. Capture reasons for exclusion and any notes so you can resolve any disagreements quickly, with a click of a button.
  • Create forms - Be in control and stay focused on your PICO question. Customizable extraction forms mean you only spend time extracting what you need.
  • Customize risk of bias - Automatically populate your risk of bias tables by highlighting and commenting on the text directly in your PDF.
  • Conduct data extraction - Extract data efficiently with a side-by-side view of your customized form and PDF. Then, when you are done, easily compare your form with other reviewers.  
  • Export - Covidence exports to all the common formats so you can continue your review in your preferred software. 
  • Collaborate - You can invite other reviewers (including external colleagues) to work with you on the project.


Why join the Danish Medicines Council's Covidence account?

  • Unlimited records for each review
  • Unlimited number of reviewers for each review
  • Full access to all the functions and features

Watch the 3-minute Introduction to your Covidence video with steps on how to join and start a review


How to join and become a member of the Danish Medicines Council's Covidence account:

  1. Send your request to join by emailing the account administrator Bettina Christensen
  2. An email invitation will be sent to join (you may need to check your spam folder): click 'Accept invitation'
  3. Sign in to your existing Covidence account or sign up for a new account (please use your '@medicinraadet.dk' email address) 

After joining the Danish Medicines Council licence account , you will be able to sign in from anywhere by visiting: https://www.covidence.org/sign_in


Starting a review with the licence account:

  1. Sign in to Covidence
  2. Select 'Start a new review'       
  3. 'Which account do you want to use?', select - 'Danish Medicines Council'

Reviews created using the Danish Medicines Council licence account will be visible to the administrator. Reviews created using your personal account are only visible to you. 

Once you have created a review or accepted an invitation to another Danish Medicines Council account review, the title will appear in a separate section on your account homepage:


Covidence offers a range of available resources and support to help you along the way with your systematic review process. 

Getting started with Covidence - video tutorials that guide you through the initial area to get you started.

Covidence Knowledge Base - home to all of our comprehensive articles, instructions and advice to FAQs.

Covidence 101 webinars - monthly open webinars committed to helping users get started with Covidence. Free to register to join with a recent recording available.

Online Support Team - contact our team for support on your review by emailing support@covidence.org

When logged into your account, you can easily contact the Support Team and the comprehensive articles from our Knowledge Base within Covidence by clicking the 'Need help?' button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.