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Hi all,
I am sorry that I have followed the discussion very sporadically lately. Maybe ELSST would be of interest? I refer to a news item received in mid-June.
The latest content release of the European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) – a broad-based, multilingual thesaurus for the social sciences was made on 16 June 2020.
There are new topical concepts such as COVID-19 and DISINFORMATION.
Out of the 14 available languages in ELSST, 12 were updated in the release. Translation of Preferred Terms for all target languages was between 98-100% complete at the time.
In addition, ELSST of course contains several other terms that are of use when searching (or describing) data relevant to COVID-19 research. You may test CESSDA Data Catalogue. On CESSDA COVID-19 information webpage there are some links to relevant searches:

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Subject: Re: [rda-covid19] Ontolologies/subjects for COVID data discovery?
Or some of these?
* Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
* International Classification of Diseases
* Emergency use ICD codes for COVID-19 disease outbreak
* “Human coronavirus” (the organism) in SNOMED-CT, code = 84101006, and more narrowly, “SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)”, code = 840533007
* “Coronavirus infection” (the disease) in SNOMED-CT, code = 186747009, and more narrowly, “COVID-19”, code = 840539006.
* Bioportal – Coronavirus Infection Disease Ontology
* National Institute of Health (USA):
* EMBL-EBI Ontology Lookup Service –
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From: on behalf of Rob Hooft via RDA-COVID19
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Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 06:59
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Subject: Re: [rda-covid19] Ontolologies/subjects for COVID data discovery?
You may want to check out the Vodan ontology:
This was made to support a semantically interoperable version of the WHO Covid-19 CRF.

Rob W.W. Hooft || Skype: robhooft || Phone: +31 6 27034319 || @rwwh
Programme Manager Data Stewardship @ Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)
On 7 Aug 2020, at 23:04, kulnor via RDA-COVID19 wrote:
We’re looking to establish a short list of subjects/concepts/topics to be used for COVID-19 data discovery.
This can be directly related to COVID (like cases, deaths, tests, policies) or around contextual data (demographics, labor force, business services closure/reopening, etc.). Anyone working on this or can point us to potential resources?

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