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Coming in 2017: Simpler IUCLID for smaller companies
What if you no longer needed to install and manage IUCLID for your REACH registration, but could just work online? What if you were able to store your REACH data securely online with ECHA and access it from anywhere you want? This will be possible in 2017.
ECHA is doing this for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). The first step is to make IUCLID available online, as a cloud service. The second step is to make it easier to prepare the dossier in IUCLID.
The European Commission is funding the project as part of their efforts to help SMEs comply with the requirements of REACH.
What's in it for you?
By using IUCLID online, you no longer have to download and install the application – and its regular updates – onto your desktop computer or your IT servers. As everything can be accessed online, it will mean that:
You can always work on the latest version of IUCLID;
You will not lose any data – your data will be stored and backed up by ECHA. You can also reduce the number of local copies of your data;
You and your colleagues can work on the data from anywhere, any time;
You will need less manual processing of your data, for example to share files, as all your data will be freely available in one location;
You will need fewer resources to manage the installations and hardware to host and update IUCLID.
If you are already using IUCLID, you can easily export your data from the desktop version to the online service. Of course, if you would prefer to continue working with the traditional IUCLID or use the possibility to create your member registration directly in REACH-IT, you can.
ECHA will make these services for SMEs available in 2017. In mid-2017, IUCLID will be available online, accessible through an app. By the end of 2017, the cloud services will be accessible from your internet browser directly and it will be simpler for you to create a REACH registration than using the traditional IUCLID.
Have your say - take part in the project
ECHA is currently looking for micro, small or medium-sized companies to take part in a focus group to help fine tune the ECHA cloud services to the needs of SMEs.
We are particularly interested in hearing about the kind of data you have to register. We also want to know about the issues you face when using IUCLID.
We expect to establish this group in early 2017. Participants will be interviewed and invited to give feedback on the development ideas. They will also get to test the service before the official launch.