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Author: Jason Lucas
Team: EVS
Contract: [Contract number]
National Institutes of Health
US Department of Health and Human Services


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CBIIT or Stakeholder Organization

The purpose of this document is to collect, analyze, and define high-level needs and features of the National Cancer Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (NCI CBIIT) NCI EVS Explore 1.6. This document focuses on the functionality proposed by the product stakeholders and target users in order to make it a better product.

Vision and Needs

The objective of this release of the NCI EVS Explore is to develop a user interface for the searching and display of the NCI MedDRA.

Functional Requirements

Each enhancement, modification or new feature is described in detail below.

JIRA number (hyperlinked)

Brief description of functional requirement (enhancement or new feature)


RDFBROWSER-133Support filtering by name in the subset hierarchy view
RDFBROWSER-212MedDRA display - picklist to choose terminology
RDFBROWSER-213MedDRA display - concept details
RDFBROWSER-214MedDRA display - header items
RDFBROWSER-215Link to ClinVar Variation ID
RDFBROWSER-217MedDRA display - relationship attributes and qualifiers
RDFBROWSER-222Update to MedDRA Welcome page text
RDFBROWSER-224Remove VKC Link in MedDRA welcome page
RDFBROWSER-225Adding Relationship Data (e.g., SMQ membership) to MedDRA Concept Details
RDFBROWSER-226Leverage new terminology metadata for sources list and relationships display
RDFBROWSER-228Re-label Back to Search button to "New Search"
RDFBROWSER-229Updates to tab generation in EVS Explore
RDFBROWSER-230Include all fields in the search results highlights display
RDFBROWSER-233Eliminate memory aspect of the concept detail tabs
RDFBROWSER-234"disjoint with" section concept details needs space above it
RDFBROWSER-235More informative browser tab titles
RDFBROWSER-236Remove new tab creation for links within the application
RDFBROWSER-237Reorganize search page to track search params in the URL
RDFBROWSER-239Have the Collapse and Expand feature on Concept Details by clicking on table header
RDFBROWSER-241New Footer Entry for "Vulnerability Disclosure Policy"
RDFBROWSER-251Replacing "Type" with "Term Type" in the Concepts Details Synonym and Abbreviations
RDFBROWSER-252Update all reference of "Term Group" to "Term Type"
RDFBROWSER-253Concept details should default to the "View All" tab
RDFBROWSER-254Make the Concept Details "View All" tab first in the tab list
RDFBROWSER-255"and" in Terms in Properties should not be capitalized

Functional Bug Fixes

Each bug fix included in this release is described in detail below.

JIRA number (hyperlinked)

Brief description of bug

Iteration (Approved or Proposed)

RDFBROWSER-216html tags showing in definition in NCIm
RDFBROWSER-218British Spellings Showing up in MedDRA concepts
RDFBROWSER-219MedDRA - Missing Codes and Subsource Names in Synonyms and Abbrevations Table
RDFBROWSER-220MedDRA Hierarchy only expanding one level
RDFBROWSER-221MedDRA Search - Error when searching for string with parenthesis
RDFBROWSER-227Issue with pagination after searching for a term in a subset
RDFBROWSER-231Source setting is retained when browser page is refreshed
RDFBROWSER-232"All" not first in listed source list if source is alphabetically before "All"
RDFBROWSER-238Subset Page - Expand and New Search buttons are misaligned in Firefox
RDFBROWSER-242Concept links in search results page still house mouse over for "Open concept details in new tab"

Hierarchy concept details doesn't change with newly selected concept in tree


Role Relationship Concept links still generate a new page


Contact Us link in footer redirects to home page

Non-Functional Requirements

This section describes in detail all the related requirements which must be met for this release but do not add functionality. These requirements are included in the scope and project plan due to level of effort or relative importance to the overall success of delivery of the release.

JIRA number (hyperlinked)

Brief description of non-functional requirement

Iteration (Approved or Proposed)

General Support Activities

This section describes in detail all the related activities which must be performed for this release but do not add functionality. These activities are included in the scope and project plan due to level of effort or relative importance to the overall success of delivery of the release.

JIRA number (hyperlinked)

Brief description of general support activity

Iteration (Approved or Proposed)

Stakeholder Summary

Customer Name



Lyubov Reminnik

EVS Program Manager

Directs EVS Projects

CBIIT Staff/Contractor Name




[Role in this project]

Technical Environment

This product uses the following technical components which have been derived from the current NCICB Technology Stack.



Client Interface

Application Server

  • Tomcat

Database Server

  • Stardog

Operating System

  • Linux [Operating system independent]


  • Java Platform 1.8

Product Dependencies

This release is dependent on LexEVS terminology server API.

Out of Scope Items

Items that are out of scope were evaluated as part of the initial scoping activities for this release, and subsequently not included in the final approved scope. These items are also documented in the cumulative backlog of requirements found on the product GForge site. They include out-of-scope functional requirements (enhancements or new features), bug fixes, non-functional requirements, and general support activities.

JIRA number (hyperlinked)

Brief description of item moved from the in-scope section with brief explanation added of why it was not included in this release

Iteration during which the item was removed from in-scope

Document History

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Last Modified:

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Project JIRA site:

Most current version:

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Revision history:

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Review history:

Click the Info tab. In the Recent Changes area, note the developer who made each change and the date and time. Refer to the Key People Directory for their roles. Click the link to view any page or to view the page history, and then click the link for a page. When the page opens, view the comments and changes made in that version.

Related documents:

Project Information

CBIIT Management



Lyuba Reminnick

Product Manager

Oversees development of the product: features, functions, definition of stakeholders, priorities within the scope, timeframe for release.

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