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Covidence: Manage your Systematic Review: Home

What is Covidence?

Covidence is a web-based tool designed to help you throughout your systematic review. Covidence was designed with systematic reviews in mind, but those conducting scoping, integrative or other comprehensive reviews may find it useful. 

Use Covidence to:

  • streamline the screening process
  • increase the ease of collaborating with your review team
  • extract and store your data
  • reduce the amount of time spent working on your review

Sign Up

UMB affiliated users can sign up for a Covidence account here

Already have an account? Join UMB's institutional account here.

When asked "Which account..." choose "University of Maryland, Baltimore." 

Once you're set up, bookmark the Covidence sign in page for quick access.


Why use Covidence?

Covidence was created to "accelerate your systematic reviews" by increasing efficiency during the screening process, providing templates for data extraction and risk of bias assessment and improving collaboration.

Who can use Covidence?

Anyone with a or email address may create a Covidence account through UMB's institutional subscription.

How do I set up an account?

UMB affiliated users should request an invitation to join Covidence here. Use your University (or umm) email address when signing up (e.g. Covidence will send an email to your address. Accept the invitation and sign up for your account.

What if I already have a Covidence account?

Request an invitation to link your personal account with UMB's institutional account. Once you accept the invitation, you can create a new review using the institutional license. When asked "Which account do you want to use?" select the University of Maryland, Baltimore option.

What if I used a different email (non-UMB address) to setup my Covidence account?

If you did not use your university or umm email address to create your original account, you will not be able to link it to the UMB institutional account. Please email to request an invitation to link this account to the institutional subscription. All new Covidence accounts should be set up using your or email address.

I am collaborating on a review with colleagues from other institutions. Can I invite them to use Covidence for this review?

Yes! You can invite anyone to join your review in Covidence, regardless of location or affiliation.

HSHSL Systematic Review Service

Are you planning to conduct a systematic review? Collaborate with a librarian!

Learn more about the HSHSL's Systematic Review Service here


If you have questions about Covidence, email us at