The OSSE registry software

New version 1.4: Please update your registry software.

The OSSE registry software itself can be downloaded in one of two ways:

  • Install OSSE from scratch onto an empty (virtual or physical) server using an .iso CD Image (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • Install OSSE onto an existing Ubuntu Linux server using our Ubuntu Package Repository.
  • Build OSSE from source.

Release notes

The version history and details about every software release are continously documented in the changelog.


To help setup OSSE registries, we provide:

  • A planning guide that provides you with some questions to answer before starting with OSSE.
  • A getting started guide that details the steps necessary to setup an own OSSE-based registry.
  • A getting started guide that describes how to import data extracted from an existing registry solution into an own OSSE Bridgehead to participate in the OSSE decentral search infrastructure. (Only in German for now, the English version will follow soon!)
  • A technical reference that provides insight in the inner workings of the OSSE components. It is a recommended read to anyone who wants to develop on the OSSE source code.
  • An outlook on features of the coming versions.
  • An executive summary that provides a high-level overview of OSSE’s intention and functionality.

Data protection concept

We provide templates to create data protection concepts for OSSE-based patient registries (suitable for the German data protection requirements). The templates have received a positive vote by the TMF working group for data protection.

The data protection concept templates are currently being adapted to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Patient consent template

We provide a template to create informed patient consent forms together with supplementary material in a zip Archive.

Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag The templates are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This means that you are free to edit and distribute them for non-commercial purposes as long as you give credit to the authors. For more information, visit