The IUCLID (International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database) 5 software has just been released. From the IUCLID website:
IUCLID (International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database) is a software application to capture, store, maintain and exchange data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. It is a key software application essential for chemical industry to comply with the new legislation, which entered into force on 1 June 2007. The freely downloadable tool will assist chemical companies globally in fulfilling their obligation to submit data to the Agency under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation from 1 June 2008…
The IUCLID 5 software can now be obtained free of charge from the http://iuclid.eu/ server…
IUCLID 5 can be used for a large number of purposes. The data storage formats implemented have been developed in co-operation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and have been accepted by many national and international regulatory authorities. The use of IUCLID 5 for non-REACH jurisdictions is therefore explicitly endorsed. The fact that data in IUCLID5 can be used for other purposes than REACH may offset some of the data collection costs.
The IUCLID 5 data model also features Biocides/Pesticides elements and data collected under REACH can thus be re-used – once complemented with data on biocidal or pesticidal properties – for data reporting obligations under the EU biocidal products legislation. Similarly, data in IUCLID 5 can be used to prepare dossiers for the OECD High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals Programme.
Companies can now download IUCLID 5 and prepare their dossiers. First registrations will be submitted to the ECHA from 1 June 2008.
To download the software, visit http://ecbwbiu5.jrc.it/.