Start, Open and Import a Project

This is a quick tour on launching ASReview and basic project routines like starting, opening and importing a project. It assumes you have ASReview installed. If this is not the case, see the Installation guide.

Launch ASReview Lab

Launch ASReview LAB by running the following command in the command line (CMD.exe for Windows or Terminal for MacOS/Linux):

cmd

Create a New Project

To start reviewing a dataset with ASReview LAB, you first need project to initialize a project. Click on the red button in the bottom right corner, select new and a pop-screen will appear.

Empty project page

Provide Project Info

Next, provide a project name (obligatory), your name and a short description on your systematic review project.

Create a new project

Open a Project

If you want to continue with an existing project, simply click on the title.

Project overview

Import a Project

Another option is to import an ASReview project file (.asreview extension). Usually, this is a project exported from ASReview LAB via the Export Project panel. Importing can be done by clicking the red button in the bottom right corner of the home page. In the pop-up screen choose the project file from your computer and click Import. After a successful project initialization, a project dashboard will be shown.

Project Dashboard

After a successful project initialization, a project dashboard will be shown and you are ready to continue with setting-up the project, like uploading data for the Oracle Mode or the Exploration Mode. The other options in the project dashboard are described in the features section.

Project dashboard in setup stage