Librarians at Copenhagen University Library/ The Royal Danish Library can assist with planning, conducting, and reporting systematic reviews and other types of research reviews.

To learn more about conducting systematic reviews see: (Danish) (English)

Or contact KUB Systematic Review Service  


Watch the 4-minute 'Introduction to your Covidence' video with steps on how to join and start a review with full access

How to join University of Copenhagen institutional license:

You can create your personal sign-in information with Covidence before or after joining the institutional license account. 

1. Employees and students can submit a request to join by emailing KUB Systematic Review Service (make sure to use your university email address):

2. Once approved, an email invitation will be sent to you to join (you may need to check your spam folder): click 'Accept invitation'

3. Sign in to your existing Covidence account if you already have one with your university email OR sign up for a new account (make sure to use your university email address) 

After joining the licence account, you will be able to sign in from anywhere by visiting:


Starting a review using the University of Copenhagen license:

After clicking the link “Start a new review” you will have the option to use your personal account license or select the "University of Copenhagen" account.


What is Covidence

Covidence is a web-based tool that will help you through the process of screening your references and keeping track of you work. It is particularly useful for researchers conducting a systematic review, meta-analysis or clinical guideline.

In Covidence you can:

  • Import citations- Covidence works seamlessly with your favourite reference managers like EndNote, Zotero, Refworks, Mendeley or any tool that support RIS, CSV or PubMed XML formats. 
  • Screen title & abstract- Breeze through screening with keyword highlighting & a lightning quick interface. Covidence keeps full records of who voted and supports single or dual screeners.
  • Upload PDF’s - 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. Customisable extraction forms means you only spend time extracting what you need
  • Assess risk of bias- Automatically populate your risk of bias tables by highlighting and commenting on text directly in your PDF.
  • Do data extraction- Extract data efficiently with a side-by-side view of your customised 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. 

You can invite other reviewers and 2 reviewers can screen and assess the references.



To help you get familiar with how the Covidence workflow works, you can try our pre-set Demo review that resets after 24 hours. This will allow you to have a hands-on experience and understand the process better. You will find it at the bottom of your dashboard once you have signed in. Give it a go and feel free to explore!

Covidence offers short video tutorials in their Knowledge Base to help you get started. See Getting Started with Covidence and Main steps in Covidence.

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

Covidence Academy is also a great resource containing useful ‘How to’ guides, step-by-step videos on Covidence features, and helpful links to additional resources.

Online Support Team - contact our team for support on your review by emailing

When logged into your account, you can also 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.