How to join University of Melbourne Library’s Covidence institutional licence

To request access to the institutional account in Covidence, you must use your current University of Melbourne email address (

1.    Go to this page

2.    Enter your information (using your email address) and click “Request Invitation” link

3.    Accept the invitation in your email (read more about this here)

4.    Log in to your existing Covidence account or sign up for a new account here

5.    If you have already joined the University of Melbourne’s Covidence account, then you can log into Covidence with your email and password and proceed to use Covidence


Creating a review using the University of Melbourne Library’s unlimited licence

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

Reviews created under the institutional license will be visible to the administrators of the University of Melbourne Library’s Covidence account. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you.


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



Getting started with Covidence

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

Logged into your Covidence account and need help? Click the question mark in the upper right hand corner to access support.





Working with review team members from other institutions?

See the Covidence page on the library’s Systematic Review guide for more information about inviting non-University of Melbourne reviewers to your review through the University of Melbourne institutional licence.