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February 9, 2024

ECHA’s New Database for Chemicals Includes Information from all REACH Registrations

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on January 30, 2024, the launch of ECHA CHEM, its “new solution for publishing information on chemicals.” According to ECHA, the first version of ECHA CHEM includes information from the more than 100,000 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulation (REACH) registrations that companies have submitted to ECHA. On the support page for ECHA CHEM, ECHA notes that as it gradually transfers the data it makes publicly available from their current location (Search for chemicals) to ECHA CHEM, users may need to consult both ECHA CHEM and the former platform. During this transition, ECHA states that it will compile practical information about the progressive transfer to ECHA CHEM on the support page, including the latest information on past and upcoming ECHA CHEM releases, different types of support documentation such as webinars and questions and answers (Q&A), as well as a simple tutorial to help determine where users can find information. ECHA will expand the database later in 2024 with the redesigned Classification and Labelling Inventory, followed by the first set of regulatory lists.