Software Tools for Conducting Systematic Reviews

Several programs support more than one step in the systematic review process.

Full-Featured Software Tools for Conducting Systematic Reviews

  1. EPPI-Reviewer 4: EPPI-Reviewer is web-based software that supports reference management, screening, coding and synthesis. It is developed by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre in London. Pricing is based on a subscription model.
  2. Covidence: Covidence supports screening and data extraction. It is developed by a not-for-profit organization with partners in Australia and the UK. It is currently free of charge, but will be moving to a subscription system.  
  3. DistillerSR: DistillerSR is web-based software that primarily focuses on screening and data extraction. It is developed by Evidence Partners in Canada. Pricing is based on a subscription model.
  4. System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI): SUMARI is composed of a Comprehensive Review Management System (CReMS) that works with several modules that together support review of qualitative, quantitative, economic, and textual evidence. CReMs is available for Windows or Mac operating systems. The software is developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia. It is available through Lippincott for an annual subscription of $30.00.


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