Skip to Content

R4BP 3 - Register for Biocidal Products

R4BP 3 is the central hub through which all biocides applications are made. It provides functions which enable the industry and the authorities to comply with the legislative requirements and exchange information between them. 

Biocides submissions under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) No 528/2012) started on 1 September 2013. 

IUCLID 5 is used to collect, organise and store the data on active substances and biocidal products. For an application, you create a IUCLID 5 dossier and submit it to ECHA and the national authorities through R4BP 3. IUCLID 5 can be downloaded from the IUCLID website. 


From the release of the R4BP 3.2 on 3 December 2014, a new user account management will be available in R4BP 3.
  • If you are an authorisation holder or you have an application ongoing in R4BP 2, make sure you have tagged your Legal Entity in the system by 20 November 2014. If you do not tag your Legal Entity to your applications and authorisations in R4BP 2 you will not be able to access your assets or proceed with your applications in R4BP 3.2. Please refer to the ‘Q&A on Migration' for further instruction on how to tag your Legal Entity, or contact the ECHA Helpdesk.
  • If you already have a REACH-IT/R4BP 3 account, you will be requested to reset your password the first time you login to R4BP 3.
  • If you do not have a REACH-IT account, you will be able to sign up in the R4BP 3 portal by following the steps in the system. Further information and instructions will be also available in December.


Migration from the previous version of R4BP to R4BP 3 is on-going. Not all existing authorisations are yet uploaded into the system. If you cannot find yours, consult the Q&A on migration for further instructions.