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REACH-IT

Communication in REACH-IT

C. Joint submission management - member registrant

How can I find and communicate with other members or the lead registrant in a SIEF?

Pre-registration

If you submitted a (late) pre-registration (process ended on 31 May 2017), you can find any potential registrants as part of the same pre-SIEF in REACH-IT. Pre-SIEF members should start an active communication within their respective pre-SIEF and take the necessary steps to evolve from pre-SIEF to SIEFs.

To start the communication process within your pre-SIEF(s):

  • Access your REACH-IT account.
  • Select Menu >> Search >> Pre-registrations and pre-SIEFs and select your pre-SIEF.
  • A list of the pre-SIEF members and their contact details is displayed at the bottom.

The first point of contact is the SIEF Formation Facilitator (SFF) (status marked as Facilitator). If no potential registrant volunteered as SFF, any member from the pre-SIEF should actively contribute to form the SIEF.

Inquiry

Currently the only option to get in contact with the co-registrants is via an inquiry, following which ECHA will provide you with the contact details of the lead registrant or early registrants. Once your inquiry has been assessed, a decision will be sent to your REACH-IT message box. The co-registrants page in REACH-IT will give you access to the members of the same SIEF, and the contact details of the lead registrant, if available.

Further information can be found at http://echa.europa.eu/support/dossier-submission-tools/reach-it/inquiry.

What is the difference between Tasks and Messages in REACH-IT?

The "Tasks" tab is used to inform registrants that they need to perform certain action in REACH-IT by a specific deadline. These tasks could be for example a decision that needs to be complied with, an invoice that needs to be paid, etc.

 When a registrant is required to perform a task, it is displayed on REACH-IT home page as follows:

Clicking on the tab will display the task item and clicking on the subject line will open the task. When the task is performed, it can be marked as complete by clicking on the button "Mark as complete". Marking the task as complete ensures that it is not displayed in the tasks list.

 When a task has been read, an icon looking like an open envelope is displayed. You can also view who and when the task was read in the "Task reading history" tab. Important tasks are marked with an exclamation mark.

 Registrants can also search for older tasks by selecting "Tasks" under "I am looking for" field. See screenshot

A page with multiple search criteria is displayed and filling in these fields will enable you to narrow down the results of your search.

Message Tab

All communication between ECHA and the registrant (i.e. account holder) is done through an internal messaging system in REACH-IT. Internal messages are different from emails. They are generated either automatically by the REACH-IT system or when ECHA needs to communicate with the REACH-IT account holders concerning ECHA decisions, relevant information or feedback. These messages are delivered to the user's message box inside REACH-IT.

When ECHA sends a message to a company in REACH-IT, the unread message is displayed on REACH-IT home page as follows:

Clicking on the tab will display the unread message and clicking on the subject line will open the message. You can choose to Archive the message after reading it or you can choose to leave it as it is.

When a message has been read, an icon looking like an open envelope is displayed. You can also view who and when the message was read in the "Message reading history" tab. Important messages are marked with an exclamation mark.

Registrants can also search for older messages by selecting "Messages" under "I am looking for" field. See screenshot

A page with multiple search criteria is displayed and filling in these fields will enable you to narrow down the results of your search.

IMPORTANT: According to the Terms and Conditions of use and service of REACH-IT, messages can trigger deadlines immediately upon notification in REACH-IT. We therefore advise log in to REACH-IT regularly and to open messages immediately.

 

What is the next step after a business rule failure?

A dossier is accepted for processing once all the relevant business rules (BR) are satisfied.

When a dossier fails business rules, detailed information is sent through REACH-IT explaining the reason for the failure. A new submission is required depending on whether the submission is an initial or an update (spontaneous or requested).

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