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Systematic Reviews: Covidence

A guide to systematic review searching for University of Newcastle researchers


Covidence is a web-based tool that streamlines the production of systematic and scoping reviews. It supports title and abstract, and full-text screening, risk of bias assessment, the extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the export of data and references. Covidence is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors, and has recently been endorsed by the Joanna Briggs Institute.

The University of Newcastle has a Covidence site licence. To create a review:

  • Connect to the University of Newcastle Covidence link, and complete the requested details. Ensure you use your UON email address (either '' or '').
  • An email from Covidence will be received - click Accept this invitation. You will be directed to the Covidence login screen - either sign in to Covidence or signup for an account.
  • Click Start a New Review, name the review, then ensure The University of Newcastle is selected as the account to use.



Covidence 101 Seminar for UON recording (12th May 2021)