Covidence and Rayyan

  • Rachel Couban McMaster University
Keywords: systematic review


Two new software products are making a splash in the world of systematic reviews, Covidence and Rayyan. Both have ben developed from within the SR community, by and for users, on a not-for-profit basis. Rayyan is free for anyone, and Covidence is free for Cochrane Reviews. Both are user-friendly and work well for title and abstract screening!

Author Biography

Rachel Couban, McMaster University
Department of Anesthesia, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care


1. Khabsa M, Elmagarmid AK, Ilyas IF, Hammady H, Ouzzani M. Learning to identify relevant studies for systematic reviews using random forest and external information. Mach Learn. 2016;102(3):465482. doi:10.1007/s10994-015-5535-7
How to Cite
Couban, R. (2016). Covidence and Rayyan. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal De L’Association Des Bibliothèques De La Santé Du Canada, 37(3).
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