Questions

If you are not yet ready to develop your own tools to work with SNOMED CT, a range of browsers are available to allow you to explore the content of SNOMED CT. These are listed at www.snomed.org/browsers. The IHTSDO browser is an open source project, available at http://browser.ihtsdotools.org.

The process used depends on where you are planning to use SNOMED CT:
 
a) Member Countries
If you are planning to use, deploy or distribute SNOMED CT in a Member country territory then the license can be obtained from that Member. You may download SNOMED CT at the Member country’s designated website. The use of SNOMED CT in Member countries is free. You can locate each Member country’s designated website by following the links from the IHTSDO website: http://www.ihtsdo.org/members/.
 
If you decide to use, deploy or distribute SNOMED CT in additional Member countries you should check the Member’s website to determine if there are requirements for use in that specific member country.
 
As an alternative to obtaining the license from the Member, you may obtain the license directly from IHTSDO. However, you should check the Member’s website you plan to deploy or distribute SNOMED CT in to determine if there are any requirements for use in that specific country.
 
b) Non-Member Countries
If you do not already hold a SNOMED CT license and you plan to use, deploy or distribute SNOMED CT only in a non-member country then you should apply for a license directly with IHTSDO. More information can be found on http://www.ihtsdo.org/snomed-ct/get-snomed-ct. Please be aware fees may apply. 
 
You must notify IHTSDO of the use of SNOMED CT in that non-Member country. IHTSDO can be notified through its Member Licensing and Distribution Service. More information can be found on http://www.ihtsdo.org/snomed-ct/get-snomed-ct. Please be aware fees may apply. 
 
Additionally, if your registered office or principal place of business is in a Member country you must notify the Member for that country of your plans to use SNOMED CT in a non-Member country.
If you decide to use, deploy or distribute SNOMED CT in additional Member countries you should check the Member countries’ website to determine if there are specific requirements for use in that specific Member country. You can locate each Member country’s designated website by following the links from the IHTSDO website: http://www.ihtsdo.org/members/.
You will need to contact IHTSDO directly by sending an email to info@ihtsdo.org. Please include a complete description so the applicable license fee can be determined.
You will need to contact IHTSDO directly by sending an email to info@ihtsdo.org. Please include a complete description so the applicable license fee can be determined.
You will need to contact IHTSDO directly by sending an email to info@ihtsdo.org. Please include a complete description so the applicable license fee can be determined.
No. Affiliates are not permitted to translate any part of the International Release of SNOMED CT into any other human language without the prior written consent of IHTSDO (refer to Clause 2.4 of the Affiliate License).
Fees may be payable for usage in a non-Member country. As an Affiliate, in accordance with clause 9.3 of the SNOMED CT License Agreement, you must notify IHTSDO and, if your registered office or principal place of business is situated in a Member country, the Member for that country, before exercising your rights under the agreement in a non-Member country. More information can be found on http://www.ihtsdo.org/snomed-ct/get-snomed-ct.
 
For any usage of SNOMED CT for which there is not already a fee stated in Appendix B to the SNOMED CT License Agreement, IHTSDO will establish the fees payable for usage in a non-Member country and notify the Affiliate.
Yes, if you were an Affiliate at the beginning of 2015 then you should have received or will be receiving very soon a variation notice explaining that the license agreement has been changed. The changes are highlighted in the document attached below.
 
This document only highlights the changes. To find the current Affiliate License Agreement please go to the IHTSDO Web Site.