Covidence has five "lists" of studies: screening, irrelevant, full text review, excluded, and included. Each of these lists can be exported as an RIS file, which can be used in many reference manager programs, including:

  • Endnote
  • Cochrane Registry of Studies
  • Zotero
  • Mendeley
  • RefWorks

Any notes that you added during screening will be included in this export. For studies on the excluded list, the reason for exclusion will export as a note.

You can also export your study lists to a CSV file. When exporting to a CSV, any tags added will be listed in a separate column. Notes will also export to a separate column.

To export a study list:

  1. Go to the Export tool, from your review summary page.
  2. Go to Export to file > References > Stage and then select which list you'd like to export.
  3. Select which reference manager you're using, or select CSV to export to Excel.
  4. Click Export.
  5. Wait for the file to prepare, then click "Download".
  6. Save and open your file.