Open Concept Lab is an open-source terminology management system

OCL provides real-time electronic access to terminological resources and straightforward integration with independent software platforms.

OCL Online helps you to collaboratively manage, publish, and use terminology in the cloud alongside the global community.

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OCL Toolkit, OCL Online, Terminology Service, OCL TermBrowser, and OpenMRS Dictionary Manager

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Upcoming Event: OCL Office Hours on November 3

Join OCL on November 3 from 9-10 a.m. (EDT) / 1-2 p.m. (UTC) for the next Office Hours event. At this event, all OCL users, community members, and those interested in these tools are invited to attend and bring questions and ideas to share with others on the call. This is an open, casual session...

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CIEL: Bridging Terminology for the Global Community

This blog written by Dr. Andrew Kanter, an Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology at Columbia University. He directs the Columbia International eHealth Laboratory. He is also a senior advisor and former Chief Medical Officer for Intelligent Medical Objects, the premier...

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Basics of Collection Management in OCL – New Video Series Released

The OCL Community has launched a new and helpful video series all about OCL Collections. These videos will help you to understand what Collections can do and how you can build and manage them in OCL. It also includes demonstrations of Collection creation and management in the OCL TermBrowser....

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OCL Features

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Open Source

An open-source and customizable codebase allows local implementation and rebranding.
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Cloud Based

No need for local servers until your project requires it. OCL provides access to major terminologies.
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Community Driven

Community contributions mean quicker updates and access to best practices from other countries and organizations.
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Standards Based

OCL makes the benefit of health information standards available to implementers everywhere.
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LMIC Focused

Standards lower barriers to adopting health informatics best practices in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Featured Projects

Ethiopia NHDD

Ethiopia NHDD

The National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) captures the definitions of data elements, indicators, and the relationships between these elements to improve the MOH’s ability to manage data recording and reporting guidelines and to harmonize data across many stakeholders.

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PEPFAR DATIM

PEPFAR DATIM

The Metadata Sharing Platform (MSP) was launched in 2020 to provide users within the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) data exchange and interoperability community access to metadata for indicators defined in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Indicator Reference Guide.

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Featured Reference Vocabularies

Supporting Organizations