Covidence updates
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Export studies missing full text

 

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To support your full text retrieval process you can now export which studies are missing full text. You can find this option via the Review Summary Page and clicking the 'Export' button.

For more information, check out this article.

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Drag and drop PDFs onto the full text screening list

 

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Save time uploading PDFs during full text screening, by using the new drag and drop feature. You can now drag and drop directly onto the full text screening list.

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Improved experience when changing the number of reviewers required for data extraction

 

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We've made changes to improve the experience when changing the number of reviewers required to complete data extraction.

Previously, if you updated your review settings so that only one reviewer is required to complete data extraction. Those studies that had two reviewers already assigned would require both reviewers to complete extraction before you could move onto consensus.

Now, if two reviewers are assigned to a study, all data will be preserved but only one reviewer will be required to complete data extraction before the study can progress to the consensus stage of data extraction.

Improvements to how contribution is calculated in title & abstract screening

 

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We’ve made changes to how contribution counts are calculated to improve their accuracy, taking into account votes being undone and studies being moved back to screening.

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Previously, when reviewers chose to move a study back to screening or mark a study as a duplicate, that study's votes still contributed to the count. Now they will not.

For more information about how contribution is calculated, check out this article.

Automatically tag studies reporting on RCTs using the Cochrane RCT Classifier (medical & health sciences reviews only)

 

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When creating a new review on Covidence in the medical & health sciences area, you will now have an option to enable functionality that will tag studies reporting on RCTs using the Cochrane RCT Classifier. Cochrane reviews will also have the ability to turn this functionality on.

When enabled, studies imported to the review will be run through the Cochrane RCT classifier and tagged with either “Possible RCT” or “Not RCT”.

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For more information, check out this article.

Covidence will upload Open Access articles when importing references into Full Text or Data Extraction

 

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If you import directly into ​​full text screening or data extraction Covidence will upload an Open Access article if one is available. We will use the DOI on the reference to see if the article is open access. This will run in the background once references have been uploaded.

You can identify if a study has had an Open Access article uploaded by the sentence under the study title “Full text uploaded by Covidence (Open Access)".

Open Access articles are automatically uploaded when studies move to full text screening

 

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As studies move from title and abstract to full text screening, Covidence will upload an Open Access article if one is available. A reference must be uploaded with a DOI for Covidence to retrieve and upload an Open Access article.

You can identify if a study has had an Open Access article uploaded by the sentence under the study title “Full text uploaded by Covidence (Open Access)".

Don't forget, you can start screening these immediately by using the filter feature and filtering by studies which have full texts uploaded.

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View or hide all abstracts for studies in full text screening

 

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You now have the option to view or hide all abstracts for all studies in full text screening. Previously this option was only available in title and abstract screening.

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Now you can highlight key phrases

 

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To help you quickly identify relevant studies you can now set key phrases to auto-highlight on titles & abstracts. Previously you could only set keywords.

Covidence auto-highlights the exact key phrase. For example, if you set the key phrase “common cold” then all instances of “common cold” would be highlighted, however “common colds” would not be highlighted.

Inclusion key phrases are highlighted green, exclusion key phrases are highlighted red.

To manage these settings for you review head to: Settings > Criteria & exclusion reasons > Manage highlights

Mark a duplicate when screening on your mobile

 

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You can now mark a reference as a duplicate when screening on your mobile.