New searchable living evidence in COVID-19 Open Access project


17.06.2020 – Overwhelmed by 300+ new articles per day on COVID-19? Are you doing a systematic review? Our living evidence resources are getting better all the time. Now you can search the COVID-19 Open Access project and download your results. Follow us on Twitter @evidencelive.

We have built a living systematic review system to help you navigate the rapidly evolving evidence about COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. We use application programming interfaces (API) to collect daily citation data from the medical bibliographic databases EMBASE and PubMed and from the largest preprint servers bioRxiv and medRxiv. Now you can search using queries for text words in the title and abstract. Colour coding shows you which are peer-reviewed publications and which are preprints. Download the results as a .ris or .csv file and start screening.

In our next updates, we will explain how a crowd of volunteers is tagging each article with its study design and how we are using machine learning tools to speed up the process and provide even more features.

The COVID-19 Open Access project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and Horizon 2020 EpiPose project.