Introduction to Covidence - Cochrane's recommended online tool for review production


Workshop session 8: Saturday, 11:00-12:30

Workshop category: 

  • Improving conduct and reporting of primary research (including teaching and learning)


Date and Location


Saturday 16 September 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Anneliese Arno
Julian Elliott
Agustín Ciapponi
Demian Glujovsky


Pienkos F1
1 Covidence, Australia
Target audience

Target audience: 

Review authors, Cochrane Review Group editors

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objective: To familiarise new users with the features of Covidence, Cochrane’s recommended online tool for review production.

Description: Covidence is Cochrane’s new online systematic review production platform, improving the efficiency and experience of producing systematic reviews. Covidence supports import and de-duplication of citations, title, abstract and full-text screening, risk-of-bias assessment and data extraction, and export of data into RevMan.

The workshop will give a hands-on opportunity to get to know Covidence and the support team. We will start with a real-time demonstration of Covidence's features, with opportunities for specific questions after each area of the tool. Following this, we will provide information on support including an indication of materials available for trainers and editors. The second half of the workshop will finish with time for questions, and an opportunity for participants to use Covidence with the presenter available for one-to-one guidance.

Participants should bring a laptop or arrange to share in order to have hands-on experience of using Covidence.