Controlled Terminology

Terminology Call for Public Review Package 21 - Comments Due by 23 January 2015

CDISC Controlled Terminology Package 21 is ready for public review. The public review package consists of 10 spreadsheets (Controlled Terminology 



     -General - These terms include codelists that do not fall into any of the other groups*

     -Laboratory Tests*





     -Units of Measure

*There are CDISC Submission Value changes in the Changes to Existing tab in the spreadsheets marked with an asterisk above.  Please review these changes.

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CDISC Controlled Terminology is the set of CDISC-developed or CDISC-adopted standard expressions (values) used with data items within CDISC-defined datasets.  The CDISC Terminology Team, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS), supports the controlled terminology needs of all CDISC foundational standards (SDTM (Drugs and Devices), CDASH, ADaM, SEND) and all CFAST disease/therapeutic area standards. 



Current Controlled Terminology Release - Update 19 December 2014
CDISC Controlled Terminology is maintained and distributed as part of NCI Thesaurus on an NCI File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site and is available for direct download on this page.  It is available in Excel, text, odm.xml, pdf, html and OWL/RDF formats.  CDISC Controlled Terminology is also available through CDISC eSHARE. 

New requests or changes to existing terminology can be accessed through the NCI/EVS New Term Request Page and is available for direct download on this page.

The Questionnaire-Functional Test Controlled Terminology files have been renamed COA Terminology (Clinical Outcome Assessments).  This file will now contain Questionnaire, Functional Test, and Clinical Classification terminology.  NCI/EVS has created new links for the COA files. All QS-FT files have been archived.

As of 19 December 2014 the SDTM, SEND, and COA Controlled Terminology files have been updated on NCI/EVS. The dates of the new files are 2014-12-19. These terminology files replace all older SDTM, SEND, and Questionnaire/Functional Test terminology files and include terms from Review Package 20. There are approximately 108 new questionnaire-functional test terms and 444 new terms across SDTM and SEND files.

Please post any comments, questions or suggestions to CDISC’s Public Discussion Forum.


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