Better data extraction with Covidence and RevMan Web

Date & Time
Monday, September 4, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Name
Session Type
Workshop - training
Transformation of Cochrane systems and processes for evidence synthesis
Target audience
Review authors
Level of difficulty

Background: Cochrane review authors can now import completed data extractions and quality assessments (Risk of Bias) from Covidence into RevMan Web. When completed successfully, all the data collected in Covidence are added to the RevMan Web review, and authors are ready to proceed with setting up the analyses. This new workflow saves time and reduces the risk of error. Careful preparation and formatting of the data will ensure successful import into RevMan Web. This workshop will explain the requirements of this workflow in detail; demonstrate the process; and help reviewers to troubleshoot common problems.
Objectives: At the end of this session, workshop attendees will be able to describe the steps of the workflow in detail; map study arms from Covidence to interventions in RevMan Web; and identify the fields in Covidence and RevMan Web that must match exactly to ensure successful transfer of data.
Description: The new workflow requires use of the Extraction 1 tool in Covidence and the study-centric data feature in RevMan Web. Review authors download their data from Covidence in csv files which are then imported to RevMan Web. This workshop will provide slides and a demonstration of the new workflow. Example export files will be shown and modified to illustrate the process. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions, share their own experiences and ideas and give feedback. Healthcare consumers have not been involved in the planning of this workshop. Note for organisers: This session can be repeated as needed to enable as many people as possible to attend over the course of the 3 days.

McLoughlin R1
1Covidence, Australia