Covidence updates
Covidence updates

Published and Draft indicators on extraction templates





In Extraction 2.0, when editing your extraction templates you will see a Published or a Draft indicator. It will also show when the template has last been saved and published and who made the change. If a template is published then all studies will see this version when extracting data. For more information on publishing templates head to this article on the knowledge base.

Review setting switching from Extraction 2.0 to Extraction 1.0 Fixed





When you updated your review team settings or criteria & exclusion reasons, reviews switched from Extraction 2.0 to Extraction 1.0. This has now been fixed and will no longer switch between the two when you change the settings.

A new warning message when starting your extraction template from scratch





Over the coming weeks we will be improving the publishing functionality within Extraction 2.0. The first of these, is a friendly warning to notify you of the implications when you select to start your data extraction template from scratch. For more information on publishing a template in Extraction 2.0 head to our knowledge base.

Site slow to respond





We’ve noticed our system is running a little slower than usual, and that some users may be encountering error messages when trying to access sections of their reviews. Our tech team is on it & working hard to find out why.

Maintenance Complete

The maintenance and upgrade is now complete. We appreciate your patience during this time. Happy reviewing!

Scheduled maintenance

Maintenance on our site will be occurring today, Monday, 26 April, from 11am AEST/3am CEST/2am BST (Sunday, 25 April 9pm EDT/6pm PDT). For more information head to the FAQ or follow us on Twitter @Covidence

Scheduled maintenance update

Just letting you know our site will be offline for approx 4 hours on Monday 26th April 2021 from 11am AEST for maintenance.

What does this mean for you?

  • You won't be able to access the covidence site during this time.
  • You can keep up to date on how things are going by following us on Twitter @covidence

Time for some rest and rejuvenation. See you in 2021!





Our global team will be taking some time off from Saturday 19 December to Sunday January 3rd.

What does this mean for you as a Covidence user?

  • Your access to the platform will not be affected during this time

  • During this time, please contact for any urgent inquiries regarding access or performance.

  • Refer to this article for more details

It’s been a tough year for everyone, and we hope you’ll also be able to take some time to rest and rejuvenate. We wish you a very happy holiday season, and look forward to continuing to support your work in 2021.

The New Extraction






You might have noticed that extraction was pretty streamlined for RCT-focused reviews. A huge part of our user community works with other study designs, other topics, or other review types. We want to support them too.

The Covidence product team has spent the first half of 2020 creating a brand new approach to extraction. It's way more flexible, customisable, and intuitive.

We're hugely excited for everyone to have a fresh look at Extraction 2.0, getting us closer to being the best option for all systematic reviewers to extract and manage their data.

Have a look here, and write to us here to let us know what you think!

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Search Improvements





Having issues finding what you're looking for? You can now refine the way you search for studies during screening.

Narrow down the results returned in the study list screen by clicking the "Filter" button to start searching by…

  • Title and Abstract: Searches for keywords in either the title and abstract only.
  • Authors (exact match): Searches for author names that match a keyword exactly.
  • Authors (fuzzy search): Searches for author names that match a part of a keyword. Helpful if you have author names like "Ngoyi Ngongo", "de Jonge", "St-Jean" or "O'Neil".
  • Everything: Searches for keywords in title, abstract and author names.

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