RevMan 5 download and installation

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

Please ensure you read the below instructions carefully before downloading.

  • 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, you can Join Cochrane.
  • If you are not using RevMan for a Cochrane review, you should run RevMan in non-Cochrane mode for optimal performance. 
  • Please report any problems you find using "Report a problem" in the Help menu of RevMan 5 or through 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. Before installing this version, we recommend first downloading 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.

Previous versions

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