RevMan 5 download

RevMan 5 is available for download as locally installed software (current version: 5.3.5).

Please ensure you read the download and installations instructions carefully before downloading.

Before downloading, please note:

  • If you encounter any issues during the installation process, please refer to the FAQ section before contacting the support team.
  • We can only offer RevMan 5 support to registered Cochrane authors. If you are not yet active with a Cochrane Group, but would like to become involved, see the Get Involved section of the Cochrane website.
  • Please report any problems you find using either "Report a problem" in the Help menu of RevMan 5 or the Problem Reporting Form.

Step 1: Download the installation file

Download the file that matches your operating system:

Windows Linux Mac OS X

32 bit version - will work on all Windows machines

64 bit version - will only work on 64 bit Windows machines


Java 8 version for OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher with bundled Java 8

Java 7 version f
or OS X 10.7.2 (Lion) and higher with bundled Java 7 ***

Java 6 version for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) on Intel CPU or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

*** Note: We have discovered some issues running RevMan under Java 7. So, before installing this version, we recommend to first download the legacy Java 6 runtime on your Mac and try the RevMan version for Java 6.

Step 2: Run the installer

Important: You need to be using an account that has sufficient permission to install software on the computer.

Note for OS X users: The most recent versions of OS X do not come with Java included; you will automatically be prompted to install Java before continuing with the RevMan 5 installation.  

Note for Linux users:

  • RevMan's automatic update feature may only work fully if you are installing the software as the root user.

Step 3: Go through the installation wizard

Step 4: Run RevMan 5

You can now begin using RevMan 5.

If you encounter any issues when downloading and installing RevMan, please see our installation FAQs. If you require further technical assistance, please email

Previous versions

Please contact if you require a previous version of RevMan 5.