SNOMED CT® Sub-Licence Conditions

Shrimp includes SNOMED Clinical Terms® (SNOMED CT®) which is used by permission of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO). All rights reserved. SNOMED CT® was originally created by the College of American Pathologists. “SNOMED”, “SNOMED CT” and “SNOMED Clinical Terms” are registered trademarks of the IHTSDO ( Use of SNOMED CT in Shrimp is governed by the conditions of the following SNOMED CT Sub-license issued by The Australian e-Health Research Centre (
  1. The meaning of the terms “Affiliate”, or “Data Analysis System”, “Data Creation System”, “Derivative”, “End User”, “Extension”, “Member”, “Non-Member Territory”, “SNOMED CT” and “SNOMED CT Content” are as defined in the IHTSDO Affiliate License Agreement (see
  2. Information about Affiliate Licensing is available at Individuals or organizations wishing to register as IHTSDO Affiliates can register at, subject to acceptance of the Affiliate License Agreement (see
  3. The current list of IHTSDO Member Territories can be viewed at Countries not included in that list are “Non-Member Territories”.
  4. End Users, that do not hold an IHTSDO Affiliate License, may access SNOMED CT® using Shrimp subject to acceptance of and adherence to the following sub-license limitations:
    1. The sub-licensee is only permitted to access SNOMED CT® using this software (or service) for the purpose of exploring and evaluating the terminology.
    2. The sub-licensee is not permitted the use of this software as part of a system that constitutes a SNOMED CT “Data Creation System” or “Data Analysis System”, as defined in the IHTSDO Affiliate License. This means that the sub-licensee must not use Shrimp to add or copy SNOMED CT identifiers into any type of record system, database or document.
    3. The sub-licensee is not permitted to translate or modify SNOMED CT Content or Derivatives.
    4. The sub-licensee is not permitted to distribute or share SNOMED CT Content or Derivatives.
  5. IHTSDO Affiliates may use Shrimp as part of a “Data Creation System” or “Data Analysis System” subject to the following conditions:
    1. The IHTSDO Affiliate, using Shrimp must accept full responsibility for any reporting and fees due for use or deployment of such a system in a Non-Member Territory.
    2. The IHTSDO Affiliate must not use Shrimp to access or interact with SNOMED CT in any way that is not permitted by the Affiliate License Agreement.
    3. In the event of termination of the Affiliate License Agreement, the use of Shrimp will be subject to the End User limitations noted in 4.