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Covidence: About Covidence

About Covidence

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Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. Covidence was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors. 


Creating a Covidence Account

If you have never used Covidence before, visit the UAB Covidence Sign-Up page and enter your name and or email on the sign in page. You will then receive an email inviting you to Covidence. Follow the link in the email and click on "Create an Account." 

Please note: this email is to confirm your institutional affiliation, it is not confirmation of your account. You do not have an account until you complete the "Create an Account" process.

If you have already created an account with Covidence, you will need to link your account with our institutional access in order to create unlimited free reviews.

Visit the  UAB Covidence Sign-Up page and enter your name and or email. You will receive an email inviting you to Covidence. Follow the link in the email and sign into your Covidence account. You should then be able to create unlimited reviews using your UAB access.

Please note: If you already have an account, but did not use your UAB email, you will not be able to link that account to our institutional access. 

Once you have signed up under our institutional subscription, you can access Covidence directly by going to

If you have ongoing reviews in your preexisting account and want to transfer ownership of these systematic reviews to the UAB institutional license, you can, please contact UAB Libraries to request a transfer of your review. 

Sign Up or Sign In

First time Covidence user? Sign up here.

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Need to switch your account to Covidence@UAB? Request access here.

This LibGuide is based on one originally created by the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina.  We are supremely grateful that they allowed us to use their content and guide as a template.  

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