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Systematic reviews: Screening tools & review platforms

Screening tools & review platforms

  • Covidence
    Institutional licensed review platform.
    Students and researchers affiliated UCPH will have access from Autumn 2021.
  • Rayyan
    Free web-screening tool
    Guide: Rayyan Youtube
  • Cadima
    Free web-reveiw platform
    Cadima Youtube
    Cadima Youtube 2
  • EPPI reviewer
    Software used for all types of reviews, including literature reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyzes and narrative reviews.
    The system is developed by The EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit for UCL Institute of Education, University of London. 
    Licensed, UCPH does not have access.
  • DistillerSR
    AI-powered review platform that automates the review process claiming faster project completion and transparent, audit ready results. Developed by Evidence Partners, Canada.
    Licensed, UCPH does not have access.
  • SR ToolBox
    The Systematic Review Toolbox is a free web-based catalogue of tools that support various tasks within the systematic review and wider evidence synthesis process across many different disciplines.developed, Edited and maintained by a small team of researchers from the Evidence Synthesis Group at Newcastle University and the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield.

Screening tools & review platforms

Screening tools and review platforms help you with the either the screening process or the entire review process.

Create a project, upload your references, preferably from your reference manager, state the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study guiding the review (and preferably published in a research protocol) and invite your review team to evaluate the eligibility of the studies. The first phase of the screening process is on the level of title, the next abstract and finally “full‐text” screened and eventually included in the review.

At the end of the screening process a PRISMA flowchart can be automatically generated.  


 is a licensed cloud-based review platform.
Students and researchers affiliated UCPH will have access from Autumn 2021.
Contact the SR service at the university library here for more information: KUB SR Service


Covidence - UCPH access

Covidence is a cloud-based review platform that helps you import up to 100,000 references, sort your references, attach PDFs and allows integration with reference managers. Covidence supports the screening process, and allows screening on your mobile. Further, you can automatically populate your risk of bias tables by highlighting and commenting on text directly in your PDF and export a single, machine-readable file that easily integrates into all the common statistics packages,

Students and researchers affiliated UCPH will have access to Covidence 16/8  2021. Access will be administered by the university library's systematic review service and specify your KU mailaddress, faculty and department/course programme

Covidence offer a free trial, where anyone can create up to one review with maximum 500 references.

Get help with Covidence

From Autumn 2021 UCPH library's systematic review service will offer courses and guidance in Covidence. 

View our upcoming courses and events in the Course Calendar

Courses at the faculty libraries