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PRISMA Flow Diagram and Covidence


Covidence

A tool to accelerate the process of systematic or scoping reviews or meta-analysis. The University Libraries now has a TAMU-wide subscription to Covidence: TAMU signup link.

PRISMA

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) is reporting standard for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The PRISMA 2020 Statement comprises a 27-item checklist addressing the sections of a systematic review report and a flow diagram.

PRISMA Flow Diagram
The flow diagram depicts the flow of information through the different phases of a systematic review. It maps out the number of records identified, included and excluded, and the reasons for exclusions.

Table: The Corresponding Steps in Covidence
See the flow of information through the different phases of a systematic review as shown in PRISMA Flow Diagram and the corresponding steps in Covidence constructed by the author of this guide.