SCIP Format

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.

Format versioning

  • Version 4.0 (draft), last update 21/03/2023 (zip)
    A new version of the IUCLID format is planned to be published at the end of April 2023. This draft information package includes:
    • XSD and Word files for the draft format elements
    • a comparison with version 3.0
    • list of picklist values in Excel format. This list contains valid phrases that can be used in the IUCLID format with the exception of 'non-selectable' ones which are used, for display purposes, in hierarchical phrase groups.
    • a change log to indicate the changes made to the documentation and a short PowerPoint presentation highlighting the changes
  • 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 history

October 2020

  • SCIP format version 2.0 October 2020 [ZIP] (IUCLID 6 v.5)  
  • SCIP format annex – Picklists: October 2020 [XLSX] | [ZIP]
    Note that the XML list of picklist values contains all IUCLID phrases, not only the ones relevant for SCIP.

October 2019

  • SCIP format version 1.0 (IUCLID 6 version 4) [ZIP]October 2019
  • SCIP format annex – Picklists: October 2019 [XLSX] | [ZIP]
    Note that the XML list of picklist values contains all IUCLID phrases, not only the ones relevant for SCIP.