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A case number identifies a particular application or notification submitted to ECHA. A submission number relates to a particular application or notification, and identifies the number of a submission.
If you need to prepare two submissions for the same case (application or notification), e.g. the evaluating authority requests additional information, the following format applies:
Initial submission number: BC-YY 000000-11/1
Submission number for the additional information for the same case: BC-YY 000000-11/2
Note: the case number remains unchanged, while the submission number changes.
Some applications, such as change on request, can only be started if you have an asset in R4BP 3: search for the related asset. Then click on the button "Create new case" to start the application.
For more information on how to search for your asset in R4BP 3, please refer to the Biocides Submission Manual – Technical Guide: using R4BP 3 for biocide applications.
A task item relates to a case, requiring an action from you within a specific deadline, e.g. a request for additional information. Messages will provide you with information about the status of your case. Member state competent authorities and ECHA will send communications to your R4BP 3 message inbox. Requests for action will however be sent to your R4BP 3 task inbox. It is your responsibility to regularly monitor your message inbox and task items in your R4BP 3 account to make sure that you react promptly to any request from ECHA or national authorities.
"Tasks due to expire" includes up to 10 tasks where you are required to respond within 10 days.
The "My messages" box shows the latest 10 messages.
New messages are displayed in red while those you have read are displayed in black.
The "Related cases" sub-tab on the case details page will show you both open and closed cases that relate to the particular case/asset you are viewing. A case does not have a final decision yet. For example, a ‘Mutual recognition in parallel' case that is being evaluated in one MSCA can be viewed through the other related ‘Mutual recognition in parallel' cases being assessed in other MSCAs. The "Related assets" tab allows you to access assets related to a particular asset/case.
The following file types are supported: .i6z, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .txt and .xml.
File names must NOT exceed 150 characters or contain ASCII special characters.
It is recommended that your file does not exceed 3 GB. If your file is larger than 3 GB, contact ECHA for further support.
"D" stands for delegation, "T" stands for transfer and "N" stands for nomination.
For more information on delegations, nominations and transfers of cases and/or assets in R4BP 3, please refer to the Biocides Submission Manual - Technical Guide: using R4BP 3 for biocide applications.
Since December 2014, you receive email notification alerts to the email addresses specified in the user contact details of your account. These emails inform the case owner about the completion of steps in an application or notification submitted through R4BP 3. If you need to modify or delete a particular user, log into R4BP 3 and select your user under the ECHA banner; then go to the "Users" tab and remove or modify the entry.
Note: Users with only a "Reader" role cannot modify their user information. Users with a different role can modify this information.
Your authorities may request more information from you by using a communication functionality. You can find this message in your message tab.
If the message contains a deadline for your attention, you will find it in the tasks tab with the subject "reply to communication."
Since the communication functionality for authorities is built only to request additional information to support their assessment, you will not be able to upload the technical dossier or the SPC in an XML format. If you have to do so, please contact your authorities and ask them to complete their pending task (to request for additional information).
If you receive this message, it means that you are working with an SPC template migrated from R4BP 2, available in R4BP 3 and not all minimum information needed in the SPC has been provided.
If you include more than one SPC, e.g. in different languages, make sure that all the SPCs are complete.