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[bioontology-support] Updated BioPortal Ontologies

Jennifer Leigh Vendetti vendetti at
Mon May 24 11:22:31 PDT 2021

Hello Bushra,

On May 21, 2021, at 4:45 PM, Samad, Bushra <Bushra.Samad at<mailto:Bushra.Samad at>> wrote:

I am not sure who to contact I wanted to check when the COVID vaccine data  (<;!!LQC6Cpwp!4hhJSaSQISPFQPnDDWtDnM4UEZMt_cATRLbMTn8OskzIoS5UcUogRAmYeInSShRNNmY$>) will be available in RxNorm in BioPortal. I did not see it in REDcap and the UCSF REDcap administrator said they have no control over the updates of the BioPortal Ontologies available on REDcap.
I contacted NLM support and they directed me to contact you.

We ingest RxNorm from the UMLS Metathesaurus [1]. They do releases twice per year, and we just finished importing the 2021AA release [2]. According to their documentation, the 2021AA release contains RxNorm version 20AA_210301F [3].

I ran a couple of test searches and did find some of the content you asked about has been pulled in, e.g.:

RXCUI 2470234 (Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine):<>

RXCUI 2468235 (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine):<>

However, there are other RXCUIs that don’t appear to be part of this RxNorm release, e.g., the Janssen vaccine (RXCUI 2479835).

Apologies, but I’m not aware of any plans to ingest a new version of RxNorm until the UMLS Metathesaurus 2021AB release in November of this year.

Kind regards,


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