RevMan 5 download and installation

RevMan 5 is available for download (current version: 5.2.11). Read the instructions carefully before doing so

Before downloading, please note:

  • RevMan support and Archie accounts are only available to registered Cochrane authors.
  • Your feedback is essential. Please report any problems you find using either "Report a problem" in the Help menu of RevMan or the Problem Reporting Form on this site..

Step 1: Download the installation file

RevMan exists in two editions based on different versions of the Java platform. The two editions have identical functionality, but the Java 6 edition is somewhat faster and has a better 'look and feel'.

Download the file that matches your operating system:

WindowsLinuxMac OS X



Java 7 version f
or OS X 10.7 (Lion) and higher (with bundled Java 7).

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

Java 5 version for OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and  10.5 (Leopard) on a non-intel CPU.

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 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

You can now begin using RevMan.

CD image

To facilitate distribution of RevMan on CD, a CD image has been prepared that contains the installation files for all platforms plus GRADEProfiler and other utility programs and files. The image is in ISO format, and can be written to CD-R media by most recording software.

Download the file: RevMan 5.2.0 ISO image (154 MB).

Note: You need to use software that can write an ISO image to a CD, e.g. Nero or ISO Recorder (free). Simply copying the file to a CD doesn't produce a useful result for the end user.


Updates of RevMan.


Previous versions

Download version 4.2 or 4.3 of RevMan.