Data management for Systematic Reviews using Covidence

Systematic reviews handle large volumes of data. Managing them is challenging for even experienced reviewers. Software designed for this can be of immense help. Covidence is one such software

Data management using Covidence for Systematic Reviews streamlines the process of conducting systematic review . It enables  review authors to upload all the relevant studies identified through searching various databases. This tool supports the  to management of  these references from the beginning stage of review production (screening for potential eligible studies)  till creating the PRISMA flow diagram and data extraction.

Due to the prevailing situation we at the centre are planning to teach the use of Covidence online(Trail version).

The workshop will provide a detail walk-through of the tool and time for questions.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for anyone who are currently working on a systematic review or planning to begin a systematic review with previous training in systematic review methods.

Date: January  20-22, 2021

Program schedule

One hour session: 35-40 min talk and 20-25 min interaction  (four session x one hour)


Date Time Module  Faculty
Jan 20th 2021  4:00PM to 5:00PM Recap of the Systematic Review Process
Where does Covidence fitInstalling Covidence
Importing studies and assigning rules for reviewers.
Dr. Mohan
Jan 21th 2021  4:00PM to 5:00PM The screening process Start screening
(abstract and full text)
Richard Kirubakaran
Jan 22nd 2021  4:00PM to 5:00PM Creating forms and data extraction
Exporting studies  and generating PRISMA flow diagram
Richard Kirubakaran

Course duration: (Wednesday to Friday): 4 PM to 5 PM

Fees: 2000 / Rs

Register Online (For payments via NEFT Transfers)

Registration for CMC Staff/Students (Internal Transfer payments) Account 22P375

Maximum: 20  participants)

E certificate from Prof. B.V.Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare , Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore.