Last reviewed 6 May 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently updated the IUCLID cloud service used to make poison centre notifications.

The guided dossier preparation has been removed.

ECHA announced that the new features include the following.

  • Multimarket notifications: inclusion of more remarks fields to enter free text information, allowing to provide relevant information that is not included in the picklist options.

  • A ‘dossier viewer’ that compiles all notification information into a web-based report for easy viewing before submission. It will replace the poison centres notification preview report in October 2021.

  • The Guided Dossier Preparation tool has been superseded by an improved management of substances and mixtures available from the IUCLID Dashboard. From there you will be able to access the data previously entered and continue with the preparation of your poison centre notifications.

  • An updated list of new and modified validation rules has also been included in the IUCLID validation assistant. These rules help companies to check and fix shortcomings in their notifications before submitting them.

Additional changes will be made in May 2021 to the Classification and Labelling section and help-text for other sections. October 2021 will see the next major update which will be an updated Poison Centre Notification (PCN) format.