A one health glossary to support communication and information exchange between the human health, animal health and food safety sectors

The OHEJP Glossary Team

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Abstract

Collaboration across sectors, disciplines and countries is a key concept to achieve the overarching One Health (OH) objective for better human, animal and environmental health. Differences in terminology and interpretation of terms are still a significant hurdle for cross-sectoral information exchange and collaboration within the area of OH including One Health Surveillance (OHS). The development of the here described glossary is a collaborative effort of three projects funded within the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP). We describe the infrastructure of the OHEJP Glossary, as well as the methodology to create such a cross-sectoral web resource in a collaborative manner. The new OHEJP Glossary allows OH actors to identify terms with different or shared interpretation across sectors. Being aware of such differences in terminology will help overcome communication hurdles in the future and consequently support collaboration and a more inclusive development of OHS. The OHEJP Glossary was implemented as a web-based, user-friendly and searchable infrastructure that complies with the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR) data principles. Maintenance, enrichment and quality control of the OHEJP Glossary is supported through a flexible and updatable curation infrastructure. This increases the uptake potential and exploitation of the OHEJP Glossary by other OH initiatives or tools and services.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100263
JournalOne Health
Volume13
ISSN2352-7714
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The ORION project is part of the European Joint Programme One Health EJP , which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 773830 .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Authors

Keywords

  • Definition of terms
  • Dictionary
  • FAIR data
  • Scientific terminology
  • Surveillance
  • Virtual research environment

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