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Health Sciences


Health Sciences
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"Health Occupations: The professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease." — Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database

Allied Health
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Allied Health

"Allied Health Occupations: Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Therapists (link is external)
Physical Therapists (link is external)
Physician Assistants (link is external)
Speech-Language Pathologists (link is external)

Allied Health Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association (link is external)
Amercian Physical Therapy Association (link is external)
American Physicians Assistant Association (link is external)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (link is external)


Allied Health and Data

PubMed Searches

Allied Health and Big Data
allied health occupations[mh] AND "big data" (link is external)

Allied Health and Data Management
allied health occupations[mh] AND "data management" (link is external)


LibGuides

University of Nevada Las Vegas (link is external)


Publications

Clinical big data and deep learning: Applications, challenges, and future outlooks (link is external)
Yu Y, Li M, Liu L, Li Y, Wang J.
Big Data Mining and Analytics. 2019 Dec; 2(4): 288-305. doi: 10.26599/BDMA.2019.9020007. 


Allied Health Metadata

Dublin Core (link is external): "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).

DDI - Data Documentation Inititative (link is external): "A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).


Allied Health Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ( (link is external)ICPSR) (link is external): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.


Allied Health Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections

Bioinformatics
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Bioinformatics

"Computational Biology: A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external).


Overview

What is bioinformatics? (link is external) - From the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Computer and Information Research Scientists (link is external)

Bioinformatics Organizations

American Medical Informatics Association (link is external) (AMIA)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics (link is external) (SIGBio)
International Society for Computational Biology (link is external) (ISCB)


Bioinformatics and Data

PubMed Searches

Bioinformatics and Big Data
"Computational Biology"[Majr] AND "big data" (link is external)
Bioinformatics and Data Management
"Computational Biology"[Majr] AND "data management" (link is external)


LibGuides

University of Arizona Health Sciences Library - Bioinformatics (link is external)
Yale University Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library – Bioinformatics Tools for Research and Discovery (link is external)


Publications

Genomics pipelines and data integration: challenges and opportunities in the research setting (link is external)
Davis-Turak J, Courtney SM, Hazard ES, Glen WB Jr, da Silveira WA, Wesselman T, Harbin LP, Wolf BJ, Chung D, Hardiman G
Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2017 Mar;17(3):225-237. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2017.1282822. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Global open data management in metabolomics (link is external)
Haug K, Salek RM, Steinbeck C.
Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2017 Feb;36:58-63. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.12.024. Epub 2017 Jan 13.

Distributed data networks: a blueprint for Big Data sharing and healthcare analytics (link is external)
Popovic JR.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 Jan;1387(1):105-111. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13287. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

Big Data access and infrastructure for modern biology: case studies in data repository utility (link is external)
Boles NC, Stone T, Bergeron C, Kiehl TR.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 Jan;1387(1):112-123. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13281. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

An overview of human genetic privacy (link is external)
Shi X, Wu X.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 Jan;1387(1):61-72. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13211. Epub 2016 Sep 14.


Bioinformatics Metadata

CEDAR Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (link is external)
DDI - Data Documentation Inititative (link is external): "A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center). See: Mibbi-Minimum Information for Biological Investigations. (link is external)


Bioinformatics Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.​
Cyverse (link is external)
ExPASy Bioinformatics Resource Portal (link is external)
Re3data.org" is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. There are over 300 data repositories listed there that contain engineering data. The directory is searchable by keyword, and can be limited by a variety of facets. It can also be browsed by content, subject type or country. "Informatics" search results (link is external).


Bioinformatics Data Standards/Policies

Functional Genomics Data Society (link is external)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Dentistry
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Dentistry

"Dentistry: The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Dentists (link is external)
Dental Hygienists (link is external)

Dentistry Organizations

American Dental Association (link is external)
American Dental Hygienists' Association (link is external)
 


Dentistry and Data

PubMed Searches

Dentistry and Big Data
dentistry[mh] AND "big data" (link is external)
Dentistry and Data Management
dentistry[mh] AND "data management" (link is external)
 


LibGuides

University of Nevada Las Vegas (link is external)
West Virginia University (link is external)
 


Publications

Taking a byte out of big data (link is external)
Glick, M.
J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Nov;146(11):793-4. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.09.002.
 


Dentistry Metadata


Dentistry Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.
 


Dentistry Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Epidemiology
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Epidemiology

"Epidemiologists: Qualified medical professionals who study the causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks or other health-related conditions and determine the interrelationships of hosts, agents, and environment related to the distribution and control of diseases." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external)
"Epidemiology:  Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Epidemiologists (link is external)

Epidemiology Organizations

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist (link is external)
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (link is external)

Glossaries

Epidemiology Glossary from the University of Washington (link is external) – Glossary from the University of Washington’s Department of Medicine.


Online Resources

Epidemiology for the Uninitiated, Fourth Edition (link is external) – Introduction to epidemiology provided by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Fundamentals of Epidemiology I, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPHOpenCourseware) (link is external)
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health (link is external) – A frequently updated repository of lectures on epidemiology and organized by subject matter, latest lecture uploaded/updated and lecturers. Created by WHO Collaborating Center University of Pittsburgh.
Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition (link is external) - This is an online self study course/textbook produced by the CDC.
Introduction to Epidemiology (link is external) - This online learning material is part of the Public Health 101 Series by the CDC. This resource provides an overview of epidemiology research, methods, and data collection.
Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health (link is external) - This is a 6 week online course on Coursera which is offered at different time periods. Instructors are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Epidemiology and Data

PubMed Searches

Epidemiology and Big Data
epidemiology[mh] AND "big data" (link is external)

Epidemiology and Data Management
epidemiology[mh] AND "data management" (link is external)


Publications

Big data in Public Health: terminology, machine learning, and privacy (link is external)
Mooney SJ, Pejaver V.
Annu Rev Public Health. 2017 Dec;39:1 (Review in Advance).

Ethics, big data and computing in epidemiology and public health (link is external)
Salerno J, Knoppers BM, Lee LM, Hlaing WM, Goodman KW.
Ann Epidemiol. 2017 May;27(5):297-301. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.05.002. Epub 2017 May 10.


Epidemiology Repositories

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ( (link is external)ICPSR) (link is external): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.


Epidemiology Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Genetics
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Genetics

"Genetics: The branch of science concerned with the means and consequences of transmission and generation of the components of biological inheritance. (Stedman, 26th ed)" -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external).


Overview

Genetics Organizations

Genetics Professional Groups Online (link is external)

Glossaries

Glossary of Genetic Terms (link is external) – A talking dictionary of terms commonly used in the genetic field.


Online Resources

Your Genome (link is external) – Offers videos with leading researchers, explanatory animations, downloadable classroom activities and accurate information about genetics and genomics.
Your Genes, Your Health (link is external) – A multimedia guide to genetic disorders.
Basic Genetic Resources (link is external) - This is an American Society of Human Genetics webpage with a list to various resources to learn more about genetics.
Scitable by Nature Education, Genetics Topic Room (link is external) - This resource provides introductory concepts and links to other reading and material on genetics.
Scitable by Nature Education, eBooks (link is external) - This link takes to the list of genetics electronic books available through the Scitable.


Genetics and Data

Genetics Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.


Genetics Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Neurosciences
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Neurosciences

"Neurosciences: The scientific disciplines concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc., of the nervous system." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Medical Scientists (link is external)

Neuroscience Organizations

American Neurological Association (link is external)
Society for Neuroscience (link is external)
 


Neuroscience and Data

PubMed Searches

Neurosciences and Big Data
neurosciences[mh] AND "big data" (link is external)
Nursing and Data Management
neurosciences[mh] AND "data management" (link is external)


Neuroscience Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.
 


Neuroscience Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Nursing
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Nursing

"Nurses: Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Registered Nurses (link is external)
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners (link is external)

Nursing Organizations

American Nurses Association (link is external)
American Society of Registered Nurses (link is external)
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (link is external)
American College of Nurse-Midwives (link is external)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (link is external)


Nursing and Data

PubMed Searches

Nursing and Big Data
(nurses[mh] OR nursing[mh]) AND "big data" (link is external)

Nursing and Data Management
(nurses[mh] OR nursing[mh]) AND "data management" (link is external)


LibGuides

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library (link is external)


Publications

Big data and nursing: Implications for the future (link is external)
Topaz M, Pruinelli L
Forcasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health. J. Murphy et al. (Eds). 2017. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-165

Big data science: A literature review of nursing research exemplars (link is external)
Westra BL, Sylvia M, Weinfurter EF, Pruinelli L, Park JI, Dodd D, Keenan GM, Senk P, Richesson RL, Baukner V, Cruz C, Gao G, Whittenburg L, Delaney CW.
Nurs Outlook. 2016 Dec 8. pii: S0029-6554(16)30396-7. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.11.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Wisdom within: unlocking the potential of big data for nursing regulators (link is external)
Blumer L, Giblin C, Lemermeyer G, Kwan JA.
Int Nurs Rev. 2017 Mar;64(1):77-82. doi: 10.1111/inr.12315. Epub 2016 Aug 30.

The ethics of big data and nursing science (link is external)
Milton CL.
Nurs Sci Q. 2017 Oct;30(4):300-302. doi: 10.1177/0894318417724474.

Perspectives on policy and the value of nursing science in a big data era (link is external)
Gephart SM, Davis M, Shea K.
Nurs Sci Q. 2018 Jan;31(1):78-81. doi: 10.1177/0894318417741122.

A plea to nurse educators: Incorporate big data use as a foundational skill for undergraduate and graduate nurses (link is external)
Rambur B, Fitzpatrick T.
J Prof Nurs. 2018 May - Jun;34(3):176-181. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.10.005. Epub 2017 Oct 16.


Nursing Metadata

Dublin Core (link is external): "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).

DDI - Data Documentation Inititative (link is external): "A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).


Nursing Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.
 

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ( (link is external)ICPSR) (link is external): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.


Nursing Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections

Nutritional Sciences
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Nutritional Sciences

"Nutritionists: Persons specially trained in NUTRITION SCIENCES." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external).

"Nutritional Sciences: The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease. -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. (link is external) 


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Dieticians and Nutritionists (link is external)

Nutritionist Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (link is external)
American Nutrition Association (link is external)
National Association of Nutrition Professionals (link is external)

Glossaries

NIDDK Glossary of Terms Related to Healthy Eating, Obesity, Physical Activity, & Weight Control (link is external)
Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter: Nutrition 101 Glossary (link is external)


The National Cancer Institute provides the following precise, yet thorough, description of nutrition: The taking in and use of food and other nourishing material by the body. Nutrition is a 3-part process. First, food or drink is consumed. Second, the body breaks down the food or drink into nutrients. Third, the nutrients travel through the bloodstream to different parts of the body where they are used as "fuel" and for many other purposes. To give the body proper nutrition, a person has to eat and drink enough of the foods that contain key nutrients. (From The Dictionary of Cancer Terms (link is external), National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health)

The study of Nutrition Science is multidisciplinary and easily partnered with other research areas. Specialty areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, anthropology, social services, public policy, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, food and environment, health promotion, community and public health and disease prevention are often researched within a nutrition framework.

Nutrition science concentrates on the study of metabolic (metabolism and metabolic pathways) and physiological responses of the body to diet, along with the biochemical processes through which food substances change during metabolism.


Online Resources

Kansas State University Human Nutrition Flexbook (link is external) – An open-textbook on Google Docs. This resource covers the basics in human nutrition, diet, metabolism and related topics.
Nutrition Science Animations (link is external) (Jones & Bartlett Publishers) – Animations of nutrition scientific concepts and physiological principles.
Principles of Human Nutrition (Course (link is external) and Lecture Notes (link is external)) – This is an online course provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Open Courseware initiative.
Food & Nutrition Policy (link is external) - This is an online course with free access to lecture materials, offered through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Open Courseware initiative. The course instructors include faculty from Johns Hopkins Department of International Health.
International Nutrition (link is external) - This is an online course with free access to lecture materials, offered through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Open Courseware initiative. The course intsructors include faculty from Johns Hopkins Department of International Health.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): USDA’s Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) (link is external) – Systematic reviews of federal nutrition policies and programs.
edX- Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition (link is external) - This is part 1 of a free online nutrition course provided by Wagenin University and Research. This is an introductory nutrition course which focuses on the relationship of nutrition to human health.
edX- Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition (link is external) - This is part 2 of a free online nutrition course provided by Wagenin University and Research. This course focuses on undernutrition and vitamins and minerals and how they relate to human health. 


Nutritional Sciences and Data

PubMed Searches

Nutritional Sciences and Big Data
Nutritional Sciences[mh] AND "big data" (link is external)
Nutritional Sciences and Data Management
Nutritional Sciences[mh] AND "data management" (link is external)


LibGuides

Tufts University (link is external)
George Washington University (link is external)


Publications

21st century toolkit for optimizing population health through precision nutrition (link is external)
O'Sullivan A et. al
Crit Rev food Sci Nutr. 2018;58(17): 3004-3015. doi:10.1080/10408398.2017.1348335. Epub 2017 Aug 22.


Nutritional Sciences Metadata

Dublin Core (link is external): "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).

DDI - Data Documentation Inititative (link is external): "A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).


Nutritional Sciences Data Repositories

The DHS Program (link is external)
International Food Policy Research Institute Dataverse (link is external)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ( (link is external)ICPSR) (link is external): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the socila and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.


Nutritional Sciences Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Pharmacy Research
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Pharmacy Research

"Pharmacy: The practice of compounding and dispensing medicinal preparations." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external).
"Pharmacy Research: Research focused on pharmacy." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external). (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Pharmacists (link is external)

Pharmacy Organizations

American Pharmacists Association (link is external)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (link is external)
 


Pharmaceutical Research and Data

PubMed Searches

Pharmacy Research and Big Data
(pharmacy research[mh] OR pharmacy[mh]) AND "big data" (link is external)

Pharmacy Research and Data Management
(pharmacy research[mh] OR pharmacy[mh]) AND "data management" (link is external)


LibGuides

University of Nevada Las Vegas (link is external)


Publications

Pharmaceutical Science Metadata

Dublin Core (link is external): "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).


Pharmaceutical Science Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.
 


Pharmaceutical Science Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (link is external)
Office for Human Research Protections (link is external)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Veterinary Medicine
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Veterinary Medicine

"Veterinary Medicine: The medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database (link is external). (link is external)


Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Veterinarians (link is external)

Veterinary Medicine Organizations

American Veterinary Medical Association (link is external) (AVMA)
American Animal Hospital Association (link is external) (AAHA)
American Pet Products Association (link is external) (APPA)
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (link is external) (AAVMC)


Veterinary Medicine and Data

PubMed Searches

Veterinary Medicine and Big Data
veterinary medicine[mh] AND "big data" (link is external)

Veterinary Medicine and Data Management
veterinary medicine[mh] AND "data management" (link is external)


Publications

Research data services in veterinary medicine libraries (link is external)
Kerby EE.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2016 Oct;104(4):305-308.


Veterinary Medicine Metadata

Veterinary Extension to SNOMED CT (link is external)© - Veterinary Terminology Services Laboratory, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech: The SNOMED CT International release includes much but not all of the content required for veterinary health records, and for animal-related public health and biomedical applications. The Veterinary Extension of SNOMED CT (VetSCT) extends SNOMED CT with additional animal-specific content aligned and integrated with the international release.

AAHA Problem and Diagnosis Terms (link is external): The terms currently consist of approximately 5,600 clinical signs and diagnostic terms commonly used in companion animal practices in North America. They are completely mapped to SNOMED codes and are available in an XML format under reciprocal open-source licenses, without fee or royalty.

Dublin Core (link is external): "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC (link is external) - Digital Curation Center).

Taxonomy Database – NCBI (link is external): The Taxonomy Database is a curated classification and nomenclature for all of the organisms in the NCBI public sequence databases, currently representing about 10% of the described species of life on the planet.


Veterinary Medicine Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories (link is external): A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.

The Veterinary Medical Databases (VMDB) (link is external): VMDB has collected data on animal diseases since 1964 through member hospitals at North American Veterinary Colleges. The current database located at the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine stores abstracts of more than 7 million hospital records that are a compendium of all the cases at 26 universities.  Currently contributing member institutions have unlimited access for searching. Noncontributing member and non-member searches are available for a fee upon written request for specific topics.

World Animal Health Information Database (WAHIS) (link is external): The WAHIS Interface provides access to all data held within the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS) after 2004. It replaces and significantly extends the former web interface (Handistatus II System) that contains the pre-2005 data. Country-specific information includes including exceptional disease event reports, animal health status, veterinary services, population, vaccinations.  Data can also be approached by control measures or disease and visualized as disease distribution and outbreak maps.

Zoo Animal Databases and Associations Listing - Wild Welfare (link is external): The Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) is the updated version of the International Species Inventory System (ISIS) listing the inventories of every zoo which is a member of the system.  You can make a specific inquiry for the species you are interested in via email.  They link to the Global Species : Institutions and Zoos collection created from the ISIS records up to the last year they were publicly available (2011) which can only by searched by zoo, not by species. The lists contain various errors due to mistakes in the ISIS records (e.g. “ghost entries”, incorrectly-inputted data, etc).

Approved Animal Drug Products (Green Book) (link is external): The Generic Animal Drug and Patent Restoration act requires that each sponsor of an approved animal drug must submit to the FDA certain information regarding patents held for the animal drug or its method of use. As of June 8, 2017, all Green Book reports are updated in their entirety on a monthly basis and are located on the Animal Drugs @ FDA website: https://animaldrugsatfda.fda.gov/adafda/views/#/search.  (link is external) Each section can be downloaded as Excel or PDF files.

Shelter Animals Count, the National Database (link is external): Shelter Animals Count exists to create an effective infrastructure for complete and accurate shelter reporting from more than 4000 shelters. It is a collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights.  They publish data reports as well as provide a database for registered users. The data matrix looks at live intakes for Dogs and Cats and rolls up data into core intake and outcome types. Exploring the data uses Tableau to view and interact with shelter and rescue data, demographic and economic data by community and organization.

Dryad (link is external): Dryad hosts research data underlying scientific and medical publications, as well as researcher-submitted data, many of which involve animals and medicine. Data are linked both to and from the corresponding publication and, where appropriate, to and from select specialized data repositories (e.g. GenBank). Includes many types of files (e.g., text, spreadsheets, video, photographs, software code) including compressed archives of multiple files.

National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) (link is external) – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: The USDA maintains many relevant surveys and data sets specific to animal health.  The NAHMS Program Unit conducts national studies on the health and health management of United States domestic livestock and poultry populations and makes the findings available as public reports in PDF.


Veterinary Medicine Standards/Policies

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)