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How to resolve conflicts

Conflicts occur when reviewers disagree about whether a reference should be included or excluded. In Covidence all votes are blinded during this process to minimise bias in the conflict-resolving vote.

For Title and Abstract the final decision can be yesno, or maybe. A 'maybe' vote will move the reference into full-text screening. 

For Full Text conflicts the resolution depends on the reason of the disagreement. Your decision may be between including or excluding a specific study or it can require determining an exact exclusion reason.