About EVS

EVS provides terminology content, tools, and services to meet the needs of NCI and the biomedical research community. 

Much EVS effort remains at the level of direct terminology codes, code lists, definitions, standards, and mappings. These help support data annotation, concept-based retrieval, data validation, and consistent reporting. At the same time, EVS provides a foundational layer for representing and translating meaning within the NCI’s informatics infrastructure (including its data element repository).

EVS is also active in NIH harmonization initiatives, federal standards development efforts, and international standards development organizations, helping develop terminology resources and software tools to facilitate compatible coding, retrieval, aggregation and analysis of biomedical information (see Use and Collaborations).

EVS Federal Staff

Lyubov Remennik, Program Manager lyubov@mail.nih.gov
Gilberto Fragoso, Biomedical Informatics Program Manager fragosog@mail.nih.gov


EVS Publications

(see full bibliography at: https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/display/EVS/Bibliography+on+EVS+and+Its+Use)

  1. De Coronado S, Wright LW, Fragoso G, Haber MW, Hahn-Dantona EA, Hartel FW, Quan SL, Safran T, Thomas N, Whiteman L.
    The NCI Thesaurus Quality Assurance Life Cycle.
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2009 June;42(3):530-539.  [PubMed] [Available online]
  2. Noy NF, de Coronado S, Solbrig H, Fragoso G, Hartel FW, Musen MA.
    Representing the NCI Thesaurus in OWL DL: Modeling tools help modeling languages.
    Appl Ontol. 2008 Jan 1;3(3):173-190. [PubMed] [Free PMC Article]
  3. Noy N, Tudorache T, de Coronado S, Musen M.
    Developing biomedical ontologies collaboratively.
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008:520-4. [PubMed] [Available online]
  4. Haber MW, Kisler BW, Lenzen M, Wright LW.
    Controlled Terminology for Clinical Research: A Collaboration between CDISC and NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services.
    Drug Information Journal 2007;41(3):405-412. [PDF]
  5. Sioutos N, De Coronado S, Haber MW, Hartel FW, Shaiu WL, Wright LW.
    NCI Thesaurus: A Semantic Model Integrating Cancer-Related Clinical and Molecular Information.
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2007 Feb;40(1):30-43. Epub 2006 Mar 15. [PubMed]
  6. De Coronado S, Tuttle MS, Solbrig HR.
    Using the UMLS Semantic Network to Validate NCI Thesaurus Structure and Analyze its Alignment with the OBO Relations Ontology.
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007:165-70. [PubMed] [Available online]
  7. Tobias J, Chilukuri R, Komatsoulis GA, Mohanty S, Sioutos N, Warzel DB, Wright LW, Crowley RS.
    The CAP Cancer Protocols – A Case Study of caCORE Based Data Standards Implementation to Integrate with the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid.
    BMC Medical Informatics Decision Making, 20; 6:25, 2006. [PubMed] [Free PMC Article]
  8. Hartel FW, De Coronado S, Dionne R, Fragoso G, Golbeck J.
    Modeling a description logic vocabulary for cancer research.
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2005; 38(2):114-129. [PubMed]
  9. Bodenreider O, Hayamizu TF, Ringwald M, De Coronado S, Zhang S.
    Of mice and men: aligning mouse and human anatomies.
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:61-5. PubMed PMID: 16779002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1560846. [PubMed]
  10. Fragoso G, De Coronado S, Haber MW, Hartel FW, Wright LW.
    Overview and Utilization of the NCI Thesaurus.
    Comparative and Functional Genomics (Dec. 2004) 5(8):648-654. [PubMed] [Free PMC Article]
  11. De Coronado S, Haber MW, Sioutos N, Tuttle MS, Wright LW.
    NCI Thesaurus: Using Science-Based Terminology to Integrate Cancer Research Results.
    Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics (Medinfo 2004) Amsterdam: IOS Press 2004, pp. 33-37. Also cited as: Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 1):33-7. [PubMed]
  12. Hartel F, Fragoso G, Ong K, Dionne R.
    Enhancing Quality of Retrieval Through Concept Edit History.
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:279-83. [PubMed]
  13. Goldbeck J, Fragoso G, Hartel F, Hendler J, Oberthaler J, Parsia B.
    The National Cancer Institute's Thesaurus and Ontology.
    Journal of Web Semantics (2003) 1:75-80. [JWS Web Site]
  14. Hartel FW, de Coronado S.
    Information Standards Within the National Cancer Institute. (2002)
    Cancer Informatics: Essential Technologies for Clinical Trials JS Silva, et al., eds. Springer-Verlag, pp. 135-156.