In April 2016, IHTSDO and GS1 signed a Collaboration Agreement focusing on specific areas of joint work, building on a previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established to facilitate liaison between the two organizations and committing to closer working to ensure compatibility between our respective standards where appropriate.
The agreement will be reviewed and evaluated to explore how the two organizations may continue to collaborate in 2023.
The focus of the 2016 agreement is:
Development of guidance/principles for linking SNOMED CT and GTINs that can be applied at the national/local level
Exploring options, feasibility and benefits for a technical solution/model at international level to support local/national linkage between SNOMED CT and GTINs. This will come out of the guidance/principles work.
An Expert Group assisted in the work, based on their requirements for the principles/guidance at a national level. The agreed Scope and Purpose statement and Use Cases for the SNOMED CT to GS1 linkage work as well as the draft Principles are available in the links below.
April 2016: New Global Collaboration between GS1 and IHTSDO