Once you have imported your references into Covidence, you're ready to start screening:
Step 1. From the "Review Summary" page select the horizontal tab labeled "Title and abstract screening" and click 'Continue'
Step 2. Make your decision by voting on the Yes, Maybe or No on the right-hand buttons for each reference. If you are the first person casting a vote on a reference, then the citation will move to your 'Awaiting other reviewer' list. If you are the second person casting a vote on a reference, then it will move forward. Where the reference is moved forward to depends on its previous votes.
Step 3. Once you have screened all studies by title-abstract, your team will need to resolve all conflicts before you move on to full-text screening.
By default, a new review within Covidence is set up in dual screening mode (more information here), so that each citation requires two votes in order to move forward in your review. These votes must be cast by a different two people each time. All voting is blinded, meaning your colleagues will be unable to see your votes until they've cast their own, and vice versa.
Click the “?” icon directly in the Covidence webpage banner (see below).