The most common approach to distribution is using a file-based distribution approach, in which the SNOMED CT content is accessed via a distribution platform that allows a complete release package to be downloaded, as illustrated in the diagram below.
- SNOMED International and NRC staff – Staff of organizations, including SNOMED International, who are using the MLDS to distribute SNOMED CT editions and extensions.
- Affiliates and interested parties – Individuals and organizations who agree to a license to download and use SNOMED CT in non-Member countries, and in Member countries who are using the MLDS to distribute their national extension. Please note, that when using SNOMED CT in non-Member countries, an Affiliate license is required, and the use is subject to fees. For more information, please refer to SNOMED CT Licensing.
The MLDS service can be accessed at MLDS.
Platforms Provided by a National Release Centre
In some Member countries, SNOMED CT is downloaded from a local platform provided by the National Release Center (NRC) of that country. For example:
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Service-based distrbution distribution is illustrated in the diagram below.