Since our last update on the SCIP database, work has progressed further. Not only have we participated in ECHA’s workshop in Helsinki in November and in the IT working group meeting, ECHA has also launched a new SCIP website.
We took home quite some information on the SCIP database from the meetings.
- ECHA is going to implement the SCIP database (cloud based, local and interface) step-by-step with an agile approach. Within Q1 2020 it will be possible to create a dossier but not submit it finally. A first version of the interface (called S2S, System to System) will be available in October 2020.
- There will be user manuals, step-by-step guides and as well as FAQ on their website.
- Independent of which interface the companies are going to use a registration within the ECHA portal on a legal entity level will be required. But companies could delegate the submission either to their mother companies or to software vendors.
Furthermore, ECHA has given a glimpse into their ideas for the validation rules. The validation checks will cover approximately 20 rules, covering the mandatory fields, some logic checks on the optional fields as well as checks on the dossier to cover the option for updates. In addition to that, ECHA has stated, that they will publish an “exhaustive list” of SVHC substances for the description of the “concern element” within the SCIP database. They strongly recommend to use this list, provided as a IUCLID readable format as well as a .csv file, for SCIP dossier submission. We are looking forward to the next meetings, where ECHA will give more insight into their view on the solution for a system-to-system submission.
Since December 4th, ECHA has put a new SCIP website online, including more information for duty holders and users of the SCIP database information. They have included an extended section providing documentation, workshop information and the tools for SCIP notification.
iPoint will continue participating all the SCIP meetings and further focusing to provide a solution for the customers.