Trading as SNOMED International, the organization has grown to 43 Members and has issued Affiliate Licenses to more than 30,000 individuals and organizations.

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.

Members play a critical governance role through the approval of the organization's budget and strategy. 

Member onboarding

Member onboarding process represents the discussions and materials through which new Members are briefed on the resources, tools, policies and mechanisms for support available through membership in SNOMED International. Onboarding also provides Members with information relating to potential national implementation models

Change or add to SNOMED CT

SNOMED CT is a growing, evolving product. Here you can learn about how you can help contribute to making it even stronger.

Managed service

The Managed Service was created to provide an online service that would allow SNOMED International Members to manage and distribute a release of a SNOMED CT local extension from start to finish in simple, standard manner. The Managed Service was designed to provide a value for money, off the shelf service for SNOMED International Members, benefitting from the use of a shared platform.

The Managed Service provides a fully hosted service with:

  • access to SNOMED International technical and content staff for support;
  • use of the SNOMED CT Authoring Platform and the Reference Set & Translation tool;
  • validation, release and distribution of SNOMED CT local extensions twice a year.

If you are interested in getting more information on the SNOMED International Managed Service, please contact your local CSRM representative.

Namespace identifiers

If you are interested in creating your own content or extension, you will need a Namespace Identifier so your content can be associated with you.

Namespace application form

To get a Namespace Identifier, please fill out a
Namespace Identifier Application Form and email it to

Namespace identification policy

Namespace identifier registry


Software and tools that have been designed and developed by SNOMED International primarily support the International and Spanish Editions of SNOMED CT.

They are also integral to the provision of the Managed Service to those Members who sign up to use the hosted authoring platform for the management of local country extensions.


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Managed service

Our fully hosted service supports Members with their management of SNOMED CT releases

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