Visible Body

1 April 2017 -28 July 2017 Print

Use Visible Body to see inside the human body

Image of the anatomy of a headThis database of 3D models of the human body is the most extensive in the industry and is now available to universities and colleges through this Chest Agreement. All these models can be dissected, zoomed into, and rotated. They include:

  • Gross anatomy models in 3D
  • Complete male and female anatomy
  • Select microanatomy
  • Animations that can be used to quickly communicate complex processes

Key Facts


  • Savings of 25% against direct purchase

Important Dates

Agreement start: 1 April 2017
Agreement end: 28 July 2017

Licences are perpetual with no ongoing access fees.


A free 30 trial is available on application to with your IP address range.

Eligible Institutions

Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This agreement has been brokered because of the wishes we’ve received for anatomy content. 

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: Wolters Kluwer
Service Provider: Ovid Platform 

Product Description

Image of the anatomy of the shoulderThe database of 3D models is the most extensive in the industry. The content is developed by a team of in-house biomedical visualization experts and reviewed by a panel of professors and clinicians.

  • Gross anatomy models in 3D
  • Complete male and female anatomy
  • Select microanatomy

All these models can be dissected, zoomed into, and rotated.

Access animations that quickly communicate physiology and pathologies.

Every animation created by our team starts with the idea that students and physicians have limited time and physiology is complex. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a one-minute video can do a lot of work in explaining a complex process. 

Access and Identity Management Solution


OpenAthens Yes
IP Address range Yes
Shibboleth Yes
Username / Password Yes
EZProxy Yes

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function



Supplier Notes

Full text linking



Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol







RSS or Atom


Metadata standards

Dublin Core






Months embargo period


Digital preservation







Usage statistics






Web Content Accessibility Guidelines


Personalisation features


Service levels


The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.


Visible Body is static data – there will be no further updates.


New platform functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge.

Pricing and Ordering


  1. In the pricing table, the Institution Size Band categories are based on the FTE figure of students following the following courses: (i) Clinical Medicine; (ii) Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology; and (iii) Sport & Exercise Science. “Small” = FTE of up to 250; “Medium” = FTE of 251–500; “Large” = FTE of 501–1000; “Jumbo” = FTE of 1,001 or more.
  2. Relevant Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom have been placed in Bands and this list of banded institutions can be downloaded from here. Any other institutions ordering products through this Agreement shall be placed in a Band by reference to Note 1 above.

Prices are in GBP and exclude VAT.

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    • Ranges (e.g.
    • CIDR notation (e.g.

Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed Order Form Institutions will be invoiced for the product.

There is no pro-rata charging.

All Purchase Orders must be made out to Eduserv and Eduserv's invoices must be paid within 30 calendar days of the date of the invoice.

Before completing this Order you should carefully read the Products Specification and Schedule of Fees relating to this Licence Agreement, published on the Eduserv Chest website.

Agreement Period

Start date: 1 April 2017

End date: 28 July 2017

Institution Commitment Period

This Agreement is of 4 months duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period.

How to Order

One copy of the Order Form is required.

When completed the form should be returned to:

  1. As a PDF by email:
  2. By post to:
    Royal Mead
    Railway Place
    BA1 1SR

along with an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to ‘Eduserv’.

Licence Information

This Overview is a summary of the Agreement. Before committing to buy a Licence, potential subscribers must always read the licence terms, paying particular attention to any special licence conditions.

Licence Type

Site licence with Eduserv Standard Chest Licence Terms and Conditions

What institutions and library services are allowed to do?

Yes Allowed No Not allowed

Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes Yes
Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material Yes
Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories   Yes
Interlibrary loan Yes

Who can use the resource?

The resources are licensed for all Authorised Users, defined as Students, Staff and Walk-in Users

Yes Allowed No Not allowed £ Allowed at additional cost

User On site Remote
Students Yes Yes
Staff Yes Yes
Walk-in Users Yes No
Alumni members Yes No

What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes:

  • education
  • teaching
  • distance learning
  • private study
  • academic research
  • administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations


  • See Licence Term 3 for exclusions and restrictions
  • The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Termination Clauses

The licence is perpetual access is granted without further ongoing charges. 

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.

Service and Support


A free 30 trial is available on application to Eduserv Help with your IP address range.

Login information

Ovid Login

Technical Support

Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:

Product Documentation

Comprehensive help files are included in the online service. 

Training and Training Materials

There a number of Brainsharks (short videos) produced to assist lecturers.

Aimee Hemsley

Get in touch

01225 470523

Chest Agreement General


Contact Form

Aimee Hemsley

Eduserv Helpdesk