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NCI_CDISC-GLOSS (CDISC Glossary Terminology) - Synopsis

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The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is an international non-profit organization that develops data standards for medical research and other healthcare areas.  CDISC produces the CDISC Terminology to aid their efforts.

The goal of CDISC is to develop platform independent standards that aid interoperability of healthcare information systems.

The NCI_CDISC-GLOSS harmonizes the definitions used in various CDISC standards initiatives.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
The NCI_CDISC-GLOSS terms are updated annually as part of the NCI Thesaurus in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. National Cancer Institute [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); [cited 2018 Oct 15]. CDISC Terminology; [cited 2014 Dec 02]. Available from:
  2. CDISC [Internet]. Austin (TX): Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium; c2014 [cited 2018 Oct 15]. Available from: