The SCIP format structures the information on articles that contain Candidate List substances in concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight that has to be submitted to ECHA.
The format is XML-based and defined taking into account the legal text of Article 9(1)(i) of the Waste Framework Directive, REACH Article 33(1), the Commission’s “Non-paper on the implementation of Articles 9(1)(i) and 9(2) of the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC”, and ECHA’s Guidance on requirements for substances in articles.
The SCIP format is compatible with IUCLID, a tool developed by ECHA in collaboration with the OECD, which promotes the harmonisation of chemicals data. You can find additional information about this tool on the IUCLID website.
- Version 3.0 of the SCIP format was published in October 2021. (IUCLID 6 v.6)
To help companies implement this format outside of the IUCLID tool, the following support materials are available:
- SCIP format version 3.0 May 2022 corrigendum [ZIP] (IUCLID 6 v.6)
- SCIP format annex – Picklists: May 2022 corrigendum [XLSX] [EN]
- Read more in the change log
- SCIP Notification Format - SCIP data model [PDF] [EN]
- SCIP Notification Format - Preparing a SCIP dossier [PDF] [EN]
- Validation rules for SCIP notifications [PDF] [EN]
- Developers' guide to the IUCLID format: in IUCLID, the exchange of chemical information is facilitated through a zip/archive file with the extension .i6z (IUCLID 6 zip). This file contains information concerning all (inter)related IUCLID 6 entities (documents and attachments), in a well-defined and structured format. This guide explains the structure of the IUCLID file to help developers build accepted notification dossiers from their own systems.