Getting Started

EPPI-Reviewer is an application for all types of literature review, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, 'narrative' reviews and meta-ethnographies. It is suitable for small or large-scale reviews (with some of our existing reviews containing over a million items).

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Please see About our fees and About support for further information.


EPPI-Reviewer subscriptions include full support via email, and we aim to respond within one working day. (We are happy to assist with the software itself and how best to use it when conducting your reviews. Contact EPPI Support for all queries.)

NOTE: Cochrane / Campbell reviewers can use their Archie credentials to access EPPI Reviewer at no charge. (EPPI-Reviewer is part of the developing Cochrane information infrastructure, being a recommended Review Production Tool). For further information click here.

EPPI Reviewer 6

EPPI Reviewer 6 is the latest version of our software, running on any modern web browser without the need for any add-ons or other installation. It works across web-enabled devices including smartphones and tablets - useful for screening on the move!

Most of our resources are now in the form of brief instructional videos and short documents covering particular functions of the software. Our ER Web viodeo playlist can be found here.

A PowerPoint presentation covering the basic features of ER 6 can be found here.

A brief introduction to ER 6 can be seen in the following presentation.

Click to launch EPPI Reviewer Web    

Please see our Help pages for documentation and other resources.

We are always improving and refining the software and you can find details in our "Latest Changes" forum posts. Recent developments incorporated into ER 6 include integration with OpenAlex's database of over 200 million references, linking to Zotero libraries - allowing the builk import (and export) of PDFs, "wizards" to assist with setting up collaborative working, and new reporting functions such as the "Quick Question" Coding Report and Excel export.

  You can find instructional videos listed here.  

Further Info
  • If you don't already have a user account, you can set one up via our Account Manager. We have a short video demonstrating the process here.
  • Resources including videos and manuals can be found here.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please email eppisupport@ucl.ac.uk.
  • You can use either version of EPPI Reviewer to access reviews. Both versions use the same underlying databases. Anything you do in one version will be instantly reflected in the other.
  • Do let us know if you have any issues with your user account or logging on to EPPI Reviewer! We are happy to help resolve any such issues.


EPPI-Reviewer is developed and maintained by the EPPI Centre at the Social Science Research Unit of the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK. To find out more about the work of the EPPI Centre as well as information about how to do systematic reviews, please visit our website eppi.ioe.ac.uk.

EPPI Reviewer was last updated on 18 June 2024 (version



A major new release - moving to version 6 of EPPI Reviewer, complete with Meta-Analysis functions, improved Outcome data entry, auto-comparisons and much more! See here for further details.  

Zotero libraries can now be linked to your reviews, allowing you to automatically find sets of PDFs online, bulk upload and download documents to and from your reviews, etc. Details can be found here.

EPPI Reviewer has integrated access to over 200 million OA bibliographic records of research articles, connected in a large network graph of concept & citation relationships: the OpenAlex dataset - updated regularly. See here for further information.


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