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Review Manager (RevMan)

Review Manager (RevMan) 5 is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews, and is a mandatory authoring tool for Cochrane Reviews. RevMan 5 is used to prepare Cochrane Reviews of interventions, methodology, diagnostic test accuracy, and overviews of reviews.

RevMan 5 is developed through a continuous process of consultation with its users and Cochrane methodologists, to support standards and guidelines for Cochrane Reviews, and provides analytic methods, access to 'online' help, and validation mechanisms.

RevMan 5 is free to use for authors preparing a Cochrane Review or for purely academic use. Commercial companies may use the software if they purchase a licence. To know about the prices, to purchase a licence or to order multiple licences, or to access the End-User Agreement, please refer to Licensing and permission to use RevMan.

To download and install RevMan, visit RevMan 5 download.

A complete RevMan User Guide is also available. See RevMan 5 Resources.


GRADEpro GDT software has been developed by the GRADE working group to support the creation of Summary of Findings Tables for Cochrane Reviews and Evidence Profiles. More information about the GRADE approach to assessing the quality of evidence can be found in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and the GRADE working group website: www.gradeworkinggroup.org/.

To download and install GRADEpro, visit: https://gradepro.org/

Section info
Describe change
Updated links and terminology relating to RevMan 5 and related resources.
Change date
2 March 2017