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EFPIA and ECHA publish more data to help developing alternative methods to animal tests

Additional information about the hazard properties of 75 substances from 370 tests has recently been published as IUCLID datasets. This more than doubles the amount of data that was made initially available for the scientific community developing alternative test methods when the joint initiative kicked off a year ago.

Robust study summaries effectively support hazard assessment

The final report of the OECD’s project, led by ECHA, on the role of robust study summaries for the hazard assessment of chemicals finds they are fit for purpose. It has also identified a number of areas for improvement to further increase their trustworthiness and usefulness.

ECHA provides advice on new hazard classes for substances and mixtures

Three new hazard classes for classifying, labelling and packaging (CLP) substances and mixtures enter into force on 20 April 2023. ECHA has published information on the application dates and related guidance.  



Applications for authorisation
Consultations: 15
  • Start date: 17/05/2023
  • Deadline: 12/07/2023
Calls for comments and evidence
Substances: 1
  • Start date: 10/05/2023
  • Deadline: 07/06/2023
Substances: 1
  • Start date: 20/04/2023
  • Deadline: 20/06/2023
Restriction proposals: 2
  • Start date: 21/12/2022
  • Deadline: 22/06/2023
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 22/03/2023
  • Deadline: 25/09/2023
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 9
  • Start date: 03/05/2023
  • Deadline: 19/06/2023


Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 3
  • Start date: 03/04/2023
  • Deadline: 02/06/2023
CLH proposals: 1
  • Start date: 02/05/2023
  • Deadline: 03/07/2023
CLH proposals: 1
  • Start date: 08/05/2023
  • Deadline: 07/07/2023
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 22/05/2023
  • Deadline: 21/07/2023


There are currently no ongoing consultations.


Consultations on OEL proposal
OEL proposals: 1
  • Start date: 18/04/2023
  • Deadline: 16/06/2023
Occupational exposure limits
Call for comments and evidence: 2
  • Start date: 17/03/2023
  • Deadline: 15/06/2023


There are currently no ongoing consultations.