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Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines the process of conducting a comprehensive literature review.

How do I set-up an account?

Get an institutional account with Covidence:

Step 1.     Go to the sign up page:

Step 2.     Enter your information (using your email address) and click "Request Invitation" link. 

For non-UVic email addresses, please register and contact with the email account used.

Step 3.     Accept the invitation in your email 

Step 4.     Login to your Covidence account

Why join the institutional license?

  • Unlimited number of reviews (projects)
  • Unlimited number of collaborators for each review
  • Unlimited number of records/citations for each review
  • Unlimited Priority Support service for all users
  • Invitation and migration of existing organizational users (i.e. those already using Covidence with a UVic email address)


What if I used a different email (gmail, etc.) to sign up with Covidence? Can these reviews still use the institutional license?

 If you have a review that is linked to a email that is not, contact An invitation will be sent to you for institutional access.

For more information on setting up Covidence, please refer to Covidence’s Getting Started support page which includes further detailed information on:

  • Creating a review
  • Getting started with Covidence (new)
  • Accepting an invitation to join a review
  • Joining an organizational Covidence subscription (new)
  • Signing in and out of Covidence
  • Inviting reviewers to a review


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