Welcome to NBS Central!

NBS Central Migration

Please note that NBS Central was migrated the weekend of November 21-22, 2020. If you are having any problems accessing old links that point to the old URL, please replace the '' prefix with '' and the issue should be resolved (e.g., OLD = NEW =

NBS Central

NBS Central is used by the NEDSS Base System (NBS) community to track requests and collaborate on the NBS surveillance system. To request access to the tool, please click on the Register link in the upper right corner of this page, or click on this link: [[]].

Once registered, you can access a presentation about the NBS Support Process and key areas on NBS Central to find information via the following link:

COVID-19 NBS Resources and Tools

Please visit the COVID-19 Collaboration Wiki to access all tools and resources to support NBS response activities.

The NEDSS Initiative and the NBS

The National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) facilitates electronically transferring public health surveillance data from the healthcare system to public health departments. It is a conduit for exchanging information that supports the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

The NEDSS Base System (NBS) provides reporting jurisdictions with a NEDSS-compatible information system to facilitate transferring health, laboratory, and clinical data efficiently and securely over the Internet. NBS also provides public health authorities with a tool for processing, analyzing, and sharing of data they receive. Built and maintained by CDC, NBS provides reporting jurisdictions with a Web-based, patient-focused system that can integrate data on multiple health conditions and multiple patients to help state and local public health officials identify and track disease occurrence.

NBS helps jurisdictions use NEDSS standards when sending information to CDC about notifiable diseases and conditions and is currently the system of choice for transferring general communicable disease surveillance data in 22 reporting jurisdictions. NBS capabilities advance increased adoption of public health standards (including both Public Health Information Network (PHIN)and other health vocabulary standards, such as LOINC, SNOMED, and HL7) by providing best practices in the implementation of public health standards and interoperability used by state and local public health departments.

For more information about the NBS and the NEDSS Initiative, please visit: [[http:/]]

To access demonstration versions of the NBS Application, use the links below.

Demo: This link will take you to the latest GA release of NBS. [[http:/]]

The username to log in is "demouser". Leave the password blank.

Some other helpful links to NBS Central are below

Various NBS Documentation: [[]]

NBS Training: [[]]