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 core systems: OCL online is in a cloud that also contains "OCL terminology service" and "OCL TermBrowser" . Below the cloud is a set of users, "integrating systems - working with and from the terminology service. The dictionary administrators and health system / public working with and from the OCL termbrowser.

Blog

Welcome to the new OCL!

Welcome to the new online home of the Open Concept Lab community! During 2020, we were busy completely overhauling the OCL’s open source tools and we are excited to finally make them available to you. What’s new? OCL Community Site OCL’s main website (at openconceptlab.org) is now built on Wordpress and will grow over time as the go-to resource for the OCL community. It includes our new blog–which you’re viewing now–and all technical documentation has been consolidated into a single location at docs.openconceptlab.org. OCL Open-Source Toolkit OCL’s...

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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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Supporting Organizations