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)

Start using EPPI-Reviewer today! Sign up for a free one month trial!   Please see About our fees and About support for further information.


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 installaton. It works across web-enabled devices including smartphones and tablets - useful for screening on the move!

  You can find EPPI-Reviewer instructional videos listed here. ER Web videos are here.  


We have incorporated our latest developments into ER Web, including integration with Microsoft Academic, "wizards" to assist with setting up collaborative working and new reporting functions such as the "Quick Question" Coding Report.

We are always improving and refining the software and you can find details in our "Latest Changes" forum post.


EPPI Reviewer 4

EPPI-Reviewer 4 is the previous version of our software, though it is still widely used by people yet to switch to the newer ER Web.

Launched in Autumn 2010, it has been used by thousands of reviewers across many projects covering a large range of diverse topics. Please see the Features page for more details.

Mac users - if you have upgraded to OS X 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), or are considering upgrading, please see this forum post. ER4 requires OS X 10.14 (Mojave) or earlier.

If you already have an EPPI-Reviewer account you can log in to ER 4 here.


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 14 January 2021 (version



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New Videos for ER Web!
Great for those new to EPPI Reviewer or switching from EPPI Reviewer 4.

 Mac OS X 10.15 & 11
ER4 will not run under Mac OS X 10.14 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur)... Use our newer ER Web, which runs on any modern browser.

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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