Introduction to IUCLID
IUCLID (International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database) is a software application to record, store, maintain and exchange data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. It is a key software application for both regulatory bodies and the chemical industry where it is used in the implementation of various regulatory programmes. Examples include the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme (CoCAP) and the EU legislation Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
IUCLID implements the OECD Harmonised Templates and, since its version 6, is built as a platform meant to provide regulatory authorities and industry with a set of tools to manage information on chemicals, using a common format, facilitating the reuse and exchange of the data.
|More information on the use of IUCLID by regulatory authorities can be found on the OECD website, including the report 'Customisation Opportunities of IUCLID for the Management of Chemical Data'.|
You can also consult the IUCLID Wikipedia page in order to find more about the historical background of IUCLID.
After the release of IUCLID 6 to the public, service and maintenance releases are prepared in order to fix reported issues and to provide improvements and new features requested by the users. In order to provide IUCLID users a predictable release plan, it was agreed to plan two IUCLID releases per year, one (service) release iin the first half of the year and one (major) release, including format changes, during the second half of the year.
Under this section the current planning and scope for the future releases are made available for information only and are subject to change.