Introduction to RevMan Web


Workshop session 3: Wednesday, 16:00-17:30

Workshop category: 

  • Synthesis creation, publication and updating in the digital age


Date and Location


Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Gert Van Valkenhoef
Dario Sambunjak
Miranda Cumpston


Target audience

Target audience: 

For authors and group staff who haven't yet tried RevMan Web

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



- Users will learn first-hand how to use RevMan Web to write an intervention review;
- Users will understand how RevMan Web differs from RevMan 5;
- Users will understand how RevMan Web fits with other tools such as Covidence, EPPI-Reviewer and GRADEpro as part of Cochrane’s review ecosystem;
- Users will learn about the RevMan Web’s development roadmap.

This workshop is intended for newcomers to RevMan Web. RevMan (Review Manager) is the software used to prepare and maintain Cochrane Reviews, and is also available to other review authors. RevMan Web is the first major redesign of this software since 2008 and it’s entering Beta in 2017.

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn first-hand how to use the software to prepare an intervention review. Users will be guided through a hands-on exercise to demonstrate the systematic review writing process using RevMan Web, including interactions with complementary tools, and understand how this differs from the existing RevMan 5 software. We will cover the future development roadmap of RevMan Web and how both versions of RevMan will operate within the Cochrane review ecosystem and complement each other for the foreseeable future.

Note: Participants should bring their own laptop or tablet to participate in the hands-on session, or will be able to share with other participants.