From January 1st, 2021, Germany is a member state of SNOMED International. The medical terminology makes it possible to clearly map medical terms in different computer systems internationally. SNOMED CT thus creates the prerequisite for the electronic exchange of health data. From January 1st, 2021, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) is responsible for the provision and further development of SNOMED CT in Germany as the National Release Centre. Obtaining a sublicense for SNOMED CT is free of charge for users in Germany.

Apply for a license:

To the BfArM website

    Further information on the introduction of SNOMED CT in Germany within the framework of the Medical Informatics Initiative:

    Since mid-March 2020, SNOMED CT has been available for the first time in Germany via the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). As participants in the MII, almost all German university hospitals and other partners in the initiative have received a SNOMED CT license. The license fees in this pilot phase were borne by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The TMF - Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research, head office of the MII coordination office, acted as the National Release Centre during this phase.


    Press release of BMBF

    News about the 1st licensing

    News about "SNOMED CT Starter Kurs" (with presentation slides and video)

    Video: SNOMED CT Expo 2020



    If you have any questions, please contact the TMF SNOMED CT team at

    Coordination Office of the Medical Informatics Initiative
    c/o TMF e.V. Office
    Charlottenstraße 42/Dorotheenstraße
    10117 Berlin

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