The open source ASReview LAB software is one of the products of the ASReview research project. The ASReview research project is a fundamental and applied research project studying the application of AI in the field of systematically reviewing large amounts of text data.


The ASReview project is developed by researchers for researchers, and anyone is welcome to join the community!

There are still 1001 scientific papers that can be published using the ASReview products. We welcome researchers worldwide to work on papers like applying the existing models to new types of datasets (different scientific fields, other languages, multilanguage data, text data outside academia, large datasets, etcetera), adding new models and testing the performance on the available benchmark datasets, adding and testing new stopping rules or performance metrics, and so on!

Scientific principles

The research team works according to the Open Science principles and invests in an inclusive community contributing to the project. In short, research is conducted according to the following fundamental principles:

  • Research output should be FAIR (Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable).

  • Research should be conducted with integrity, and we commit ourselves to the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

  • Output should be rewarded according to the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Utrecht University has established specific regulations governing conduct for its employees. These are based on the key principles of professional and quality academic conduct and ethically-responsible research. Members of the team employed by Utrecht University, commit themselves to these regulations in all their conduct, including all work related to ASReview. Adherence to similar key principles is expected of all researchers involved in all facets of the ASReview project.


For scientific use, we encourage users to cite:

  • The paper published in Nature Machine Intelligence to cite the ASReview project.

  • For citing the software ASReview LAB, refer to the specific release of the software. The menu on the right (in Zenodo) can be used to find the citation format of prevalence.

  • For citing the documentation (or to download the pdf) go to Zenodo.

  • More studies related to the project can be found on