This news update discussing the Dossier Quality Assistant is brought to you by ECHA.



ECHA continues to develop ways to support registrants in improving the quality of their registrations. A new version of the Dossier Quality Assistant is now available to help registrants find potential inconsistencies in their dossiers. In addition, a new section has been published on ECHA’s website where registrants can easily find concrete information to improve their dossiers.


Helsinki, 7 March 2014 – The Dossier Quality Assistant (DQA) has been developed to detect some of the most common inconsistencies the Agency has encountered in dossier evaluation and other screening activities. The tool can be used to check substance datasets and dossiers in IUCLID before submitting a REACH registration to ECHA. Now, the DQA has been updated with further checks on topics such as substance identification, use description and the link between composition and classification.


The Dossier Quality Assistant is included in the IUCLID Technical Completeness Check (TCC) plug-in – now renamed the Validation Assistant plug-in. No changes have been made to the technical completeness check or business rules. The new Dossier Quality Assistant can be used with IUCLID 5 versions 5.4.0 and onwards



For more information on the Dossier Quality Assistant, please visit the ECHA link above.