Licenses

Version 0.1.0, 2024-05-15

This page is intended to provide an overview of the licensing terms, especially of CodeSystem resources, offered on the terminology server of the SU-TermServ. However, this is not legal advice.

The headings used here are used in the resources provided by the SU-TermServ in the form of meta.tag elements. This page is available as a CodeSystem resource for this purpose.

All external links were valid at the time of creating this page (on 2024-05-15).

bfarm

For the use of the resources International Statistical Classification of Diseases, German Modification (ICD-10-GM), Operationen- und Prozedurenschlüssel (German procedure classification, OPS), International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10-WHO) and Alpha-ID-SE, the licensing terms of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) apply. These are available in a PDF 🇩🇪.

Particularly, the prohibition of changes should be noted, i.e.:

Changes to the official key numbers and the associated texts, to the instructions for the use of the key and other information for coding are not permitted. [Conditions for the use of the ICD-10-GM, our translation]

bfarm-icd-o-3

For the use of the German translation of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O-3), the licensing terms of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) apply. These are available in a PDF 🇩🇪.

In addition to the prohibition of changes, which is cited above in bfarm 🔗, it is particularly noted that use in countries outside the Federal Republic of Germany is subject to certain conditions (§1 (5)).

bfarm-icf

For the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the licensing terms of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) apply. These are available in a PDF 🇩🇪.

In addition to the prohibition of changes, which is quoted above under bfarm 🔗, it is particularly noted that use in countries outside the Federal Republic of Germany is subject to certain conditions (§1 (4)).

cc0-1.0

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. [Deed]

Further information is available on the Creative Commons’ website.

This license is applied to resources distributed directly by the SU-TermServ, and may be applicable to other resources. While FHIR resources are also licensed using CC0-1.0, further information is given in the respective section 🔗.

fhir

The HL7®️ FHIR®️ standard is published under the CC0 license 🔗. However, the use of the trademark is subject to additional rules. Further information can be found on the HL7 website.

Terminology artifacts within the standard may have additional license terms. Further information can also be found on the HL7 website.

Resources published within the HL7 FHIR standard are merely redistributed by the SU-TermServ and not altered beyond adding tags and changing IDs. Altering the specification and distributing it under the name “FHIR” is not allowed by the HL7 FHIR license terms.

gecco

The GECCO dataset and the FHIR profilation was created by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (Berlin Institute of Health, BIH). For the use of the resources, the following statements were made in the ImplementationGuide:

The content of this specification is public. Reuse or publication claims are not limited.
For the rights of use of the underlying FHIR technology see the FHIR Base Specification.
Some code systems in use are issued and maintained by other organizations. The copyright of the respective publishers listed there is applicable.

ihe

Resources published by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative are licensed by IHE under Creative Commons licenses [IHE License]:

Artifacts published by IHE International are licensed under the following standard copyright licenses:
a) Technical documents, including the IHE Technical Frameworks, their supplements and related technical specifications, are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 (Attributions 4.0 International) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Technical Documents published by IHE International may reference copyrighted materials owned or controlled by other parties, and these materials may be subject to additional licensing terms.
b) Software testing tools and their components, including HE Gazelle®, are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
c) Test plans used in combination with (a) and (b) are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)

loinc

For the use of LOINC, the licensing terms of the Regenstrief Institute must be observed. These are available on the LOINC website.

Particularly, clause (5) of the [LOINC License] should be noted:

The LOINC parts and LOINC part hierarchies shall not be used in any manner except as they are presented in the Licensed Materials (and/or in other formats of distribution approved by Regenstrief Institute, Inc.) to organize, categorize, and be constituents of LOINC terms, and provide links to external terminologies. The LOINC parts and LOINC part hierarchies are subject to change, addition, modification, or deletion, without notice, and are not strictly managed under the same policies as LOINC terms.

mii-kds

TODO

rtmms

The Rosetta Terminology Mapping Management System (RTMMS) provides the terminology from the ISO/IEEE-11073 standard.

The licensing terms of the RTMMS apply:

Copyright © 2016 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016-5997, USA
All rights reserved.
IEEE, as part of its support of the RTMMS database and on-going, royalty-free agreement with the NIST, makes these terms available for the development of IEEE11073 compliant products and supporting material (e.g. in user documentation, collateral, etc.). Any use of IEEE terms beyond compliant products and support material may require prior approval from IEEE. Please notify IEEE of any request to use, modify, or reproduce these terms in any manner beyond the permitted use described above. To request permission, please submit your request to [email protected].

The following information is provided free of charge to all NIST RTMMS users via the IEEE-SA and NIST Royalty Free Agreement:

  • “Reference ID” (‘REFID’ in RTMMS)
  • “Terminology Code” (‘CF_Code’, ‘CODE10’, ‘CF_CODE10’, ‘UCODE10’, ‘CF_UCODE10’, ‘ECODE10’, and ‘CF_ECODE10’ in RTMMS)
  • “Description” (‘Term Description’ in RTMMS)
  • “Systematic Name” (‘Systematic Name’ in RTMMS)
  • “Common Term” (‘Common term’ in RTMMS)

It should also be noted that the RTMMS does not replace the published standards when creating an ISO/IEEE-11073-compliant medical device:

[…] You are reminded that this system is not a substitute for published IEEE Health Informatics Device Interoperability standards. RTMMS is a tool to aid in the implementation of these standards. Implementors should always obtain and consult the published standards. [RTMMS Login]

snomed-ct

For the use of SNOMED CT, the licensing terms of SNOMED International must be observed. An Affiliate License is required to use SNOMED CT. Further information can be found on the website of SNOMED International; the affiliate license can be obtained from the German National Release Center at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) here. The current license terms are also available there.

tho

Resources provided by the HL7 International Vocabulary Work Group are made available in the HL7 Terminology (THO) Implementation Guide. This ImplementationGuide is subject to the CC0 license 🔗.