2012-03-06: The public OpenGALEN browser has been shut down. See instructions to install your private browser.

OpenGALEN Mission Statement

Welcome to the website of the OpenGALEN Foundation.

Our goal is to promote healthcare through stimulating the use and development of GALEN experience and technology as a basis for teaching, training and services in the area of medical terminology, language, knowledge and information and in anything directly or indirectly related in the widest sense.

This site gives access to sources and documentation generated in the GALEN Programme and beyond. The community is cordially invited to make optimal use of the GALEN experience as presented here. The site also features an on-line browser on the current version of the OpenGALEN model. People experimenting with tools and models and/or interested in large scale clinical terminologies are invited to join the discussion forum.

The word Open in our name means that we do believe in publicly accessible repositories. We hope that many who learn from our experiences will share their experiences on this site by either contributing to the discussion forum, or by contributing to the OpenGALEN model.

The year 2010 marks OpenGALEN's 20th anniversary. The foundations of what has become known as GRAIL were first presented in a paper at the SCAMC conference of 1990.
Even though development is at a slow pace, there still is substantial interest in re-using the OpenGALEN materials. We therefor cordially invite evaluators to publish their experiences in the Users section of this site.

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