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 and Archie accounts 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.
  • Your feedback is essential:
    • Please report any problems you find using either "Report a problem" in the Help menu of RevMan 5 or the Problem Reporting Form.
    • You may also wish to request new features. You can do this by visiting the RevMan forum of Ideas is a tool for collecting and prioritising feedback from our Cochrane contributors. Users post issues or suggestions, and others vote and comment on these suggestions, informing our development cycle for the next iteration of RevMan.

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 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 you should only install this version if the Java 6 version doesn't work.

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.