UBC has a subscription to Covidence - so that UBC students and researchers do not need to pay for personal subscriptions. Please follow these steps to set up an account under the UBC subscription.
For more help, email me or go to the UBC subscription setup page: https://support.covidence.org/help/the-university-of-british-columbia
To create a review in Covidence for your group assignment, make sure you designated one group member to set it up - they will then invite the other group members and your applicable professor to the review.
To set up a new review in Covidence:
Once you've created your review, you'll want to configure the settings (see below for instructions on each section of the Settings).
It is important to go over the settings of your review with your entire group - as you'll be completing the work in Covidence together.
Editing the Review Settings:
Your designated group member creating the review will be adding the the following to your review:
To Invite Others to a Review:
Since everyone in your group will be completing screening work at each phase, we will be leaving the settings for your review open to everyone.
This page is also where your group's work will be documented - it will display the completed screening by each group member.
Selecting Team Settings:
This is the space where your group will get to note down all of your eligibility criteria and your group's pre-prepared reasons for exclusion. This will guide all of the group members when they are screening the abstracts and the full-text - in case a group member forgets whether a certain element was included or excluded.
The reasons you list on this page will be available to pop-open when you are screening.
Adding Eligibility Criteria (Inclusion/Exclusion):
Adding Reasons for Exclusion of Full-Text:
Study tags are a feature in Covidence that your group does not have to use, unless you feel it would be helpful.
Setting up Study Tags:
If your group wants to add notes to individual articles, there is also that feature - which may be a better option than tags. Use what works best for your group!