The UW Health Sciences Library has implemented a new institutional license for Covidence, a leading online platform for evidence synthesis projects, including systematic and scoping reviews, meta-analyses, and more.

March 15, 2023

New For All UW Researchers: Covidence, Evidence Synthesis Tool

The UW Health Sciences Library has implemented a new institutional license for Covidence, a leading online platform for evidence synthesis projects, including systematic and scoping reviews, meta-analyses, and more.

This new license is available to all UW faculty, staff, and students and is made possible in partnership with the UW Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work.

Covidence is used by the world’s leading institutions to bring together research from around the globe and “turn it into trustworthy summaries of scientific knowledge.”

“We are thrilled to offer this high-demand research synthesis tool to all UW users,” says Tania Bardyn, Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5. “Covidence will reduce the need for multiple tools and make it easier for researchers to screen, review, assess, extract and export data for evidence synthesis projects.”

UW Health Sciences Library has developed a comprehensive Covidence Guide to help users get started including instructions for how to transition an existing account, access to monthly training sessions and more. The next available training session will be held next Monday, March 27.

For further assistance, please feel free to contact your subject librarian or chat with a librarian 24/7.