Membership

SNOMED International is a strong Member-owned and driven organization, having demonstrated growth in Membership each year since inception. Members of SNOMED International can be an agency of a national government, or another body (such as a corporation or regional government agency) endorsed by an appropriate national government authority within the territory it represents.

Benefits

Free use of SNOMED CT within the Member’s territory. Members manage the release, distribution, and sub-licensing of SNOMED CT and other products of the Association within their Territory.

Twice-yearly updates of the international release of SNOMED CT 

Ability to create national extensions of SNOMED CT and to apply to translate the standard into national language(s) 

Free access to SNOMED CT resources within the Member’s territory available via the document library 

Free access to SNOMED CT educational programming. View our E-learning resources 

Ability to suggest the addition of new concepts, or changes to current concepts and relationships, in the international release 

Representation on the SNOMED International General Assembly and Member Forum, the organization’s governance bodies 

National delegates invited to participate in twice-yearly governance, advisory, working special interest and project group business meetings and conferences. Learn more about our events 

Access to forums and networks to share, and learn from, SNOMED CT implementation experiences

Fees

Membership fees are based on the most current World Bank Gross National Income (GNI) Atlas values as published by the World Bank.
 

Questions

Email info@snomed.org to contact the appropriate SNOMED International Customer Stakeholder & Relationship Management executive.

Global & Americas: 
Shelley Lipon

Europe: 
Ian Green

Middle East & Africa:
Nick Egarhos

Asia Pacific: 
Liara Tutina

If you are deploying SNOMED CT in a Member country, please register your use with the National Release Center (NRC) of that country (unless your country has MLDS access, when this service should instead be used).

SNOMED International does not charge for Affiliate Licensing or for use of SNOMED CT in Member countries.
 

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Licensing

SNOMED International does not charge for use of SNOMED CT in SNOMED International Member countries or territories. Charges may apply for affiliate use of SNOMED CT in non-Member territories and are calculated based on use as well as the territory as determined by the World Bank.

If you are using and/or deploying SNOMED CT in a non-Member country/territory, you are required to apply for a license through the Member Licensing & Distribution Service (MLDS) on an annual basis. All license holders in non-Member countries or territories are required to submit a Statement of Usage via MLDS on an annual basis. Invoices are issued once annually.

Data creation system fees

Annual Fees for each Data Creation System


Non Member Territory Band Annual Fee (USD) per hospital/ institution/ practice
  • Hospital/Institution in Band A Territory (high-income economy)
1,772.00
  • Hospital/Institution in Band B Territory (upper-middle-income economy)
1,182.00
  • Hospital/Institution in Band C & D Territory (lower-middle-income economy)
591.00
  • Practice in Band A, B, C or D Territory
591.00
  • Hospital/Institution or Practice in Low Income Band E (low-income economy)
0


Locate your territory band:

Follow the link below and
select your country. Your
income level will appear on
the right hand side of the page

 
 

Data analysis system fees

Annual Fees for each Data Analysis System


Non Member Territory Band Annual Fee (USD) per hospital/institution/practice
  • B and A Territory (high-income economy)
1,772.00
  • B and C Territory (upper-middle-income economy)
1,182.00
  • B and C and D Territory (lower-middle-income economy)
591.00
  • Hospital or Practice in Low Income Band E (low-income economy)
0


Locate your territory band:

Follow the link below and select your country. Your income level will appear on the right hand side of the page

 

Fee exemptions

Fee exemptions may be applied for SNOMED CT deployments in non-Member territories.

Low income countries

Please refer to the SNOMED International Affiliate License and the World Bank Country Income Categories to determine if your country is designated as Band E.

Development licenses

Please contact info@snomed.org if your non-Member country or organization is interested in obtaining a SNOMED CT development license.

Qualifying research projects

Offered strictly to encourage the use of SNOMED CT in non-commercial research that contributes to broadening our collective understanding and knowledge base. Research projects must not be intended for commercial end use.

To apply for a fee waiver, please write to info@snomed.org and send a formal, signed letter on official letterhead/stationery addressed to the SNOMED International CEO.

It should be signed by a representative of the university, research organization or other appropriate body, and contain the following information:
  • Description of the project
  • Names of the project leader and any other stakeholders involved
  • Project end date
  • Expected outcomes
Your application will be reviewed and if successful, a fee waiver agreement will be issued. You will be obliged to report your project progress, findings and any implementations on an annual basis.

All users of the product containing SNOMED CT, will be required to obtain a license. Any programs/material encoded with SNOMED CT will be deemed as SNOMED International's property.

Humanitarian or charitable use

Offered strictly to not for profit organizations who would like to use SNOMED CT non-commercially, for the betterment of people living in rural areas and/or poorer countries.

To apply for a fee waiver, please write to info@snomed.org and send a formal, signed letter on official letterhead/stationery addressed to the SNOMED International CEO and containing the following information:

  • The nature and scope of proposed SNOMED CT use.
  • The product/service in which SNOMED CT would be used.
  • The time frame for deployment.
  • The results you hope to achieve through this work.
  • Information about how you will monitor/evaluate progress.
  • Information about any fees you will charge to health professionals (or others) for the use of SNOMED CT or the product/service in which it is used.
  • Any other facts that you feel would be relevant for consideration.

Your application will be reviewed and, if successful, a public good agreement will be issued.

You will be obliged to report your project progress, findings and any implementations on an annual basis. All users of the product containing SNOMED CT, will be required to obtain a license.

Any programs/material encoded with SNOMED CT will be deemed as SNOMED International's property.


Questions?

Do you have questions about SNOMED International membership, licensing or fee exemptions? 

For a fee calculation or estimate, please contact info@snomed.org with information about your intended use. Other modes of deployment eg. web applications and browsers, will require special permission and fees applied.
 

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