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.)

EPPI Reviewer Web

EPPI Reviewer Web 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!

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 Web include integration with OpenAlex, "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.


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 16 October 2022 (version


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.

We are pleased to announce that EPPI-Reviewer is part of the developing Cochrane information infrastructure.
For further information click here. 


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