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Authoring begins for the July 2021 International Edition editing cycle.


Jane MillarCut off for external collaboration partner CRS Requests (IHE, HL7, etc) - set date of 15th March + 15th September each cycle for clarity.


NO FURTHER MRCM CHANGES ACCEPTED - everyone has agreed this, with the caveat that any critical changes can be reviewed by all of us in order to analyse impact vs business case and allow a change if absolutely necessary.

The final state of all MRCM resets will then automatically be included in both authoring validation + release.




  • NO FURTHER PROMOTION FOR PROJECTS THAT HAVE LARGE SCALE CHANGES - For example this would include large scale changes to foundational hierarchies such as anatomy or substances, or changes that are likely to have impact to reports such as the pattern report (e.g. redundant relationships) or MRCM (e.g. cardinality).


  • Last day for authors to launch new tasks in SCA - no more new tasks launched after this date.
  • Verify all new namespace concepts have been added.
  • Verify all new metadata concepts have been added (for new freesets or refsets).
    • Check with Jane Millar and Suzy Roy if any new derivative products are scheduled post release that will require a new concept for refsetID + moduleID.
  • Early Visibility Handover meeting (if complexity of Release requires).

Andrew AtkinsonPre-close of release full validation of the initial exported content.


Content team review, rebase and finalise all content for July 2021 release.


Content team promote to MAIN final content for all projects for the July 2021 release.


Content Release Lead to request (via Infra ticket) formal lock down of all Projects (i.e. no promotions allowed), except for the Internal QA Project (INTQA) - which needs to remain open until from CONTENT CUTOFF DATE in order to allow Content Release Lead to promote all final QA fixes before handover.


Final content review (2 days).

Request vet extension report.

Request QI project content changes report.

Review of new observable entity and evaluation procedure concepts for conflicts with the LOINC agreement.


  • Handover of content to technical team Release manager
  • Content Release Lead to request (via Infra ticket) the maintenance screen to be raised in Production, to prevent further updates to International content - Technical Team Release tasks - July 2021
  • Reminder to WCI to cut off mapping drip feed (but NOT clone over to Release Server until Mapping Team confirms that both ICD-0/ICD-10 + GMDN maps are all updated based on 8th Content + latest GMDN content.


Planned Initial Handover meeting.


  • Mapping Team to notify WCI mapping/review ready for QA.
  • QA of mapping (Mapping Team + WCI).


termServer branching and Release versioning - Technical Team Release tasks - July 2021


Andrew AtkinsonFull validation of the initial exported content.


  • Content Team to confirm that Lateralizable refset is complete in Production refset tool (Release manager to then action the refset tool release to get the delta files).
  • Content Team to deliver the SEP refsets (x2) to Release manager.


  • Mapping/Review/Technical QA complete
  • Authors and mappers - Preparation of release notes content 



  • Mapping team to request Clone of Mapping content (both ICD-0/ICD-10 + GMDN) over to the Release Server, in order to provide a stable baseline for both upcoming International + GMDN releases.

  • Handover of ICD-0 + ICD-10 maps to technical team Release manager (Andrew Atkinson)


  • Planned Final Handover meeting, +

  • PLANNED Early Alpha Release date (Internal only plus possibly Australia).
  • Provisional date for Content authoring starts for next editing cycle.

Handover of Release Notes to technical team Release manager (note: recheck final figures for concepts changes/ additions etc before member release and public release to take into account changes made after close of editing.


PLANNED BETA Release date.

Restart the mapping Drip Feed - this can actually be done earlier than the final Beta if required, as the only pre-requisite is to complete the ICD-0/ICD-10 testing in the Beta build. This is simply to provide confidence that there will not likely be map changes during the Beta stage, which could in theory create re-work for the teams. This risk should be balanced against the growing backlog of map changes, and a decision made whether to use an early Beta build to switch the drip feed back on.


PLANNED BETA feedback deadline.

Last day for addition of COVID-19 related vaccine concepts (critical content only).


Member Release date.


PRODUCTION Public Release date.

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