ECHA Weekly - 4 May 2016


ECHA Weekly

IUCLID 6 is available

A new version of IUCLID, used for creating REACH and CLP dossiers, is now available for companies to use. Manuals and plug-ins are also updated. The new version of REACH-IT is planned for 21 June and R4BP 3 for 5 July.

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Sector-specific support on substance identification


Are you dealing with oleochemicals or essential oils? ECHA is working closely with certain sectors of the chemical industry to develop guidance on how to identify substances for regulatory purposes. Check our web page for sectoral support on substance identification.

Sector-specific support for substance identification

Video: New approaches to predict the effects of chemicals


Watch our video reportage of the Topical Scientific Workshop on New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science held at ECHA 19-20 April. We asked a few of our guests about where they see the benefits and challenges. The workshop presentations and a video recording of the event are also available.

Video | Event page

Follow, like and share REACH 2018 topics in social media

Are you active on LinkedIn? Follow our pages dedicated to the REACH 2018 deadline to keep up-to-date with relevant news. Invite your friends and colleagues working with chemicals to follow it too. On Twitter, you can easily find our REACH 2018 related tweets by searching for the hashtag #REACH2018. Retweet and follow @EU_ECHA.

LinkedIn for REACH 2018 | Twitter #REACH2018


SME Innovation Associate: connecting SMEs with researchers

The European Union recently launched a EUR 7 million pilot action aiming to support dynamic SMEs in recruiting researchers to explore innovative business ideas. Enterprises have until 30 June 2016 to submit a 10-page application explaining the business idea, the required skills and the envisaged role of the researcher within the company. The EU will support the best 90 applications with a grant covering 100 % of the salary of the researcher for one year. The EU will also give international visibility to the job vacancies and provide a training programme for both the researchers and the supervisors in the companies. Interested?

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Calls for information

Harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for methylmercuric chloride (EC 204-064-2, CAS 115-09-3). The substance is classified in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation as part of the group of organic mercury compounds. It is used as a laboratory chemical. We invite you to comment the hazard classes: acute toxicity, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, specific target organ toxicity — single exposure and specific target organ toxicity — repeated exposure. Submit comments by 13 June 2016.

Public consultation | All open consultations

Testing proposals

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the testing proposals for four substances. Submit comments by 13 June 2016.

Public consultation | All open consultations

ECHA closed

Our IT-tools and support closed from 5 to 9 May

REACH-IT, R4BP 3 and ECHA's support services will be closed for a long weekend from the Ascension Day 5 May. They will reopen on Tuesday 10 May at 10:00

ECHA's switchboard will also be closed during 5-9 May and open again on 10 May 2016 at 9:00.

The PIC submission tool, ePIC, remains open at all times.

REACH 2018

755 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


Committee for Risk Assessment
23-27 May 2016

Committee for Socio-economic Analysis
30 May-3 June 2016


ECHA is looking for IT service management officers and seconded national experts


Stakeholders' Day
25 May 2016

Use maps: how downstream users and registrants can benefit
15 June 2016

Socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation and restrictions under REACH
29 June 2016

Getting familiar with the new Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar 3.0)
21 June 2016

REACH 2018 webinar: Assess hazard and risk
20 July 2016

Biocides Stakeholders' Day
1 September 2016


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