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Instructions for accessing and using Covidence.

Covidence Licence

In collaboration with KU libraries, Dykes Library is now offering a one year full organizational license to Covidence (beginning in Fall 2022) for all KUMC affiliated library users.

For more information including signup instructions, please read through this guide. If you have additional questions or need further support, please contact the Dykes Librarians through the tools below:

Note: If you are a KU user not affiliated with KUMC, you also have access to Covidence. Please use the signup link below, or refer usage and signup questions to KU Libraries.

Covidence Support Resources


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Peter Johnson
Mailing Address:
A.R. Dykes Library
2100 W 39th Street,
Mail Stop 1050
Kansas City, KS 66160

What is Covidence?

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Covidence (caw-vidence) is a web-based tool that will help you through the research review process of screening your references, data extraction, and keeping track of your work. It is particularly useful for researchers conducting a systematic review, meta-analysis or clinical guideline.

Accessing Covidence

If You Haven't Created a Covidence Account

  • Use the link below to reach the Covidence Organization page for the University of Kansas. Enter your name and email and click the Request Invitation button.
  • After requesting access, you should receive an email in your KUMC email from asking you to verify your address. If you don't see an email within an hour check your Junk Email and Deleted Items folders.
  • After verifying you'll be given the chance to create a profile and set your password. This password and your Covidence login credentials are separate from your KUMC network credentials you use for other library resource, and are maintained by Covidence. Resetting this password should be done through the Covidence site.
    • Note: per the Password Policy of KUMC, "users should never use their KUMC network password for non-KUMC "personal" accounts (e.g., personal email)." See link below to review the University's Password Policy.

If You Have Created a Covidence Account

  • Use the link below to access the Covidence Sign In page

I already have an account with another institution/a personal account.

That's fine! Upon setting up your KUMC account, you'll have the option to switch between your differently licensed accounts once logged into Covidence.

Covidence Features

In Covidence, researchers may:

Common Covidence Questions

Who can sign up for a Covidence account?

Anyone affiliated with KUMC (i.e. they have an email with an domain) can sign up for an account.

Can I collaborate with non-KUMC reserachers?

Yes. You may invite non-KUMC affiliated researchers to particapte fully in your review after you have created your account. Click the link below for more information.

Can I import my EndNote references/.pdfs into Covidence?

Yes, after a Review in Covidence is created, you will see an option to import references from a citation manager such as EndNote, including .pdf files attached to those references. For more information, click the link below.

Can I use Covidence as a desktop app?

No. Covidence is a web-based application, and may only be used on a web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. You may access it via desktop or mobile.

Didn't See Your Question?

Consult the Covidence Knowledge Base. Link below