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This guide will help you set up an account in Covidence and provide basic instructions for how to screen studies for a review.

What is Covidence

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of  systematic reviews. It does this by processes for importing search results, title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. 

Access to this software is provided by the Florida State University Maguire Medical Library and is available to all researchers affiliated with Florida State University.

Create an Account

How to register for an account:

Covidence requires that users have an account to use their platform. You can create a free account which will allow you to have one project associated with it. However, while you are an affiliate of FSU you have access to the institutional license which will give you the ability to have multiple projects.

  1. Go to
  2. Please fill out the form with your details and make sure to:
    1. Use your email
    2. Put Florida State University as the organization
    3. Put your department
    4. Change the city to Tallahassee, FL
  3. Once you submitted your registration you will have to verify your email, this email tends to take a moment to come, but you can start a review right away.
    1. Sometimes the email that is sent for authentication the account gets trapped in the spam folder, so please check this folder if you do not see it come in with in a day or two. 
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