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November 02, 2010 [posted]
December 03, 2010 [Editor's note added]

UMLS® 2010AB Release Available

The 2010AB release of the Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS) Knowledge Sources is available for download as of November 1, 2010. In the new UMLS Release there are:

For more information about the release, see the What's New and Updated Sources sections of the Release Documentation. Additional release statistics are published on the UMLS Web site.

To access the UMLS Release files, you must have an active UMLS Metathesaurus® license and a valid UMLSKS account. You will be prompted for your UMLSKS Login ID and Password when downloading the files.

[Editor's note added December 3, 2010: The UTS beta version was implemented on December 2, 2010. For more information, see UMLS Terminology Services (UTS) Beta Launch.]

Another access option for these data will be via the soon-to-be-released UMLS Terminology Services (UTS), the next generation replacement for the UMLSKS. UMLS licensees will receive an e-mail with beta launch details about the forthcoming UTS.

Additional information regarding the UMLS is available on the UMLS homepage. New users are encouraged to take the UMLS Basics Tutorial and to explore the training materials and other information on the New Users' homepage.


As always, the production and mailing of the UMLS DVDs occur about four weeks after the release is made available for download.

Users must have an active UMLS Terminology Services (UTS) account to request a 2010AB DVD. To request or cancel a DVD: Sign in to the forthcoming UTS and edit your UTS profile to select or deselect the DVD option. This option will be available once the UTS is launched.

Source Release Documentation

2010AB Source Release Documentation Web pages will be published following the release.

By Victoria Wilder
MEDLARS Management Section

Wilder V. UMLS® 2010AB Release Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e3.

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