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Rayyan for Systematic Reviews

An introduction to getting started with Rayyan.

What is Rayyan?

Rayyan is a free web-tool designed to help researchers working on systematic reviews and other knowledge synthesis projects. It can help you dramatically speed up the process of screening and selecting studies.  You can view our full tutorial video at:

From Rayyan Terms of Service

Where is data stored?

"Rayyan relies on cloud services like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services to securely store its database, logs and uploaded files, to host and monitor the machines running Rayyan, and to send system emails. This Agreement is bound by the agreements of such services..." For more information and to see the complete statement, visit

What is the data backup policy?

"Automatic daily backups of the entire Rayyan database are stored on Amazon Web Services to ensure data durability, with a 1-month retention policy."


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