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DIF Workshop - Introduction to Covidence

Covidence (Web-Based Platform)

Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines the process of conducting comprehensive literature reviews, including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, and meta-narratives.

Covidence is ideal for team collaboration and allows multiple reviewers to work on a project simultaneously; however, it can also be used individually. Covidence bundles citation screening, full-text review, risk of bias assessment, and the exportation of data and references together onto one platform to saving researchers valuable time and improving the quality of evidence synthesis. 

Intended Audiences

This workshop is for: 

  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • UVic Staff

This workshop is for a general audience; no previous knowledge of the platform is required. It is applicable to those supporting, participating, or conducting comprehensive literature reviews, including but not limited to systematic reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, and meta-narratives. Covidence is suitable for all sectors and disciplines that make use of comprehensive literature reviews, most notably the health sciences, social sciences, and education.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Identify the primary characteristics of Covidence
  • Identify what disciplines Covidence can be used in
  • Create a review and perform the following steps:
    • Adjust review & team settings
    • Import references
    • Screen title and abstracts
    • Import full text
    • Screen full text
  • Recognize how Covidence improves collaboration and evidence synthesis

Outline or Agenda

Introduction (7.5 minutes)

  • Review the utility of Covidence
  • Explore the Covidence interface

Activities (30 minutes)

  • Create a Review & Add Co-reviewers
  • Adjust Review & Team Settings
  • Import References
  • Screen Title and Abstracts
  • Import Full Text
  • Screen Full Text

Wrap-up (7.5 minutes)

  • Discuss Covidence as a tool for evidence synthesis

Pre-class quiz

Complete this short, 2 minute anonymous pre-class survey.

Pre-class videos, readings and exercises

Watch

Do Activity

In-class activities and instruction

Post-class assessment and course feedback

Complete this short, 2 minute anonymous post-class feedback survey.

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