Coy C. Carpenter Library

What is Covidence?

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

To learn more about conducting systematic reviews at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, visit the Coy C. Carpenter Library Systematic Review guide here or submit a ticket here 

How to join the Wake Forest University School of Medicine institutional license:

To request access to the institutional Covidence account, you must have an active email address:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your information and click "Request Invitation"
  3. Accept the invitation via your email

Creating a review under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine license:

When creating a new review, you'll have the option to use your personal account license, or the institutional license. 

Note: If a review is created under the institutional license, it will be visible to the administrators of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Covidence license. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you.

Once created, the review will appear in a separate section on your account homepage.  

Working with review team members from other institutions:

Once a review is created, you are able to add co-reviewers.

  1. From the homepage (Your reviews), select the review you wish to add co-reviewers to and click on “Settings”
  2. From the review Settings, navigate to “Add/remove reviewers”
  3. Click on “Invite another reviewer” and enter your reviewer’s first name and email addresses to invite them

Covidence Support

Covidence offers monthly training webinars (registration required), along with 24-hour methodological or technical support at Their Knowledge Base can help you with Getting Started with Covidence with your review, or you can refer to their online video tutorials for assistance. Logged into your Covidence account and need help? Click the question mark in the upper right hand corner to access support.