WHO-ART legacy service

WHO-ART is a legacy UMC coding service, still available on request for limited specific purposes.

The WHO Adverse Reaction Terminology is a legacy tool that is no longer actively maintained. WHO-ART was developed and maintained by UMC over three decades to serve as a terminology for coding adverse reaction terms, covering most medical terms needed in adverse reaction reporting. Until 2008, when MedDRA (Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities) was implemented, WHO-ART was the only available terminology for coding adverse drug reactions in VigiBase.

Most users should now use MedDRA as their preferred coding choice.

Although WHO-ART has been officially deprecated since 2015, any user who requires it for a specific purpose should contact UMC.

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Last modified on: November 30, 2021