This news update on the Chemical lists information system is brought to you by the Joint Research Centre.

The JRC has launched an online tool to identify chemicals useful for the development and validation of alternative methods to animal testing.

Individual chemicals are usually examined across many different research projects and are also regulated in various national or international programmes. Knowing which chemicals were looked at in a research project (e.g. a study on carcinogenic properties), and how they are treated from a legal point of view e.g. in Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), gives a valuable insight into their possible role to calibrate, fine tune and assess an alternative method’s potential to predict certain properties. The new JRC’s Chemical Lists Information System (CheLIST) aims at providing this information.

CheLIST is the first world-wide attempt to compile a cross-referenceable “list of substances lists”; its uniqueness consists of the combination of both regulatory and scientific areas, and its openness to integrate new lists to be considered in the database.

For more information on the chemical lists information system please visit the Joint Research Centre link above. Please contact Nexreg for REACH Compliance.