MedDRA pipeline


Data model for ingesting the MedDRA data source.

Data set content

The Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) source was developed for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) to provide a standardized medical terminology to facilitate sharing of regulatory information internationally for medical products used by humans. It is used within regulatory processes, safety monitoring, as well as for marketing activities. Products covered by the scope of MedDRA include diseases, phenotypes, pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and drug-device combination products. The MedDRA dictionary is organized by System Organ Class (SOC), divided into High-Level Group Terms (HLGT), High-Level Terms (HLT), Preferred Terms (PT) and finally into Lowest Level Terms (LLT). 

The data source requires a license. For more information, please reach out to us.

Data model

The pipeline base configures the following data into canonical types:

  1. MedDRA
    This is the category containing the MedDRA instances classified under the MedDRA ontology. The instances can be configured in other canonical types as well such as the Disease canonical type.

For more information, see the Data Ingestion Configuration in the Data tab of your DISQOVER instance.

Download and import

Download the pipeline yml file(s) on your local computer. You can import the file(s) into the DISQOVER Data Ingestion Engine (in a new or existing pipeline) by clicking on the opened pipeline menu bar and choosing import. 


MedDRA pipeline