CareLex terminology files provided here support the electronic Trial Master File Standard (eTMF), as described more fully on the CareLex website.
CareLex terminology files are available for download from this NCI EVS ftp site (http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/CareLex/) in two formats:
Additionally, the CareLex eTMF term OWL file can be downloaded from the CareLex site.
Each file has column headers on the first row:
Spreadsheet Column Content Description NCIt Subset Code The NCIt concept code attached to the subset concept. NCIt Codes are unique strings that begin with a C and are followed by a series of digits. Carelex Subset Preferred Term The CareLex preferred term attached to the subset concept. NCIt Concept Code A unique and permanent identifier attached to every concept. The actual string carries no information other than to provide a machine readable piece of identification to every concept. NCIt Preferred Term The term chosen by NCI EVS as most unambiguous and widely used in the biomedical community. NCIt Definition A text definition of the term created by an NCI EVS subject matter expert. CareLex Preferred Term The term chosen by CareLex for use as its Preferred Term. CareLex Synonym Additional term(s) chosen by CareLex that has an equivalent meaning to the Preferred Term. CareLex Definition A text definition of the term created by CareLex. NCIt URL The text link to the concept in the NCI Thesaurus.
CareLex terminology is bundled by a subset, identified by code and name in the first two columns of each row. There is one subset of the CareLex Terminology defined as: A controlled vocabulary developed to support content interoperability between electronic Trial Master File systems for clinical trials.
Also included on the NCI EVS ftp site (http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/CareLex/) are the following additional files:
Archived files are available at:
Help requests on these files should go to NCIThesaurus@mail.nih.gov