I know that we can create local/custom concepts (> 2B concept_id) for our source terms which aren’t found in OMOP vocabularies.
But I also read that the OHDSI Vocab team can consider adding our concepts to OMOP vocabularies if they find it to be useful for a larger community. I guess there is a formal process for it.
My question is
We have a list of concepts from our site which are very specific to our institution’s data collection approach. So, we stick to custom concepts here (>2B concept ids). simple and nothing much can be done here.
What if I find out that those custom concepts created for our site could potentially be used across institutes in our country? Does it stand eligible to be published as a part of OMOP vocabulary? Any other eligibility criteria here?
Let’s say for q2, OMOP doesn’t accept to publish our vocabularies (because it doesn’t help institutes from multiple countries), then we are supposed to exchange our custom concepts vocab files within institutions in our country. Is this how it works? Have I understood it right?
Can someone guide me on this?