As the National Release Center for Germany, the TMF - Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research manages the SNOMED CT pilot license in Germany. Participants and cooperation partners of the Medical Informatics Initiative can apply for a sublicense, which is initially limited to three years (period of the pilot phase). The license fees are provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


    Further information on the introduction of SNOMED CT in Germany:


    Press release of BMBF

    News about the 1st licensing

    SNOMED CT license application:

    The license application and download of SNOMED CT International Release is managed via a web-based application, the Member Licensing and Distribution Service (MLDS).

    Instructions for license application, "First steps" and User Guides (German)

    Sublicense terms (German)


    If you have any questions, please contact the National Release Center team at

    Coordination Office of the Medical Informatics Initiative
    National Release Center SNOMED CT
    c/o TMF e.V. Office
    Charlottenstraße 42/Dorotheenstraße
    10117 Berlin

    Phone: +49 30 2200247-0
    Fax: +49 30 2200247-99