Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews.
RevMan facilitates preparation of protocols and full reviews, including text, characteristics of studies, comparison tables, and study data. It can perform meta-analysis of the data entered, and present the results graphically.
You can also use RevMan to write reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies, reviews of studies of methodology and overviews of reviews.
The latest major version, RevMan 5.3, was released on 13 June 2014. We are currently working on the next generation of online review-writing software, RevMan Web.
RevMan 5 is no longer being developed, but we continue to support Cochrane authors who use the programme.
How to cite RevMan
Please cite RevMan whenever its output is used in works other than Cochrane Reviews:
Review Manager (RevMan) [Computer program]. Version 5.3. Copenhagen: The Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration, 2014.
Licensing and permission to use RevMan
You are allowed to use RevMan free of charge to prepare Cochrane Reviews or for purely academic use.
For commercial use you have to purchase a license. Find out more about Licensing and Permission for RevMan, request more information.