Every October, a new major release of IUCLID is published and made available to all users. Major releases contain not only fixes and improvements but also changes to the IUCLID format.
The IUCLID team has implemented, in the new version of the IUCLID format, the latest changes of the OECD Harmonised Templates, a revised Classification and Labelling format in accordance with the latest updates of the CLP regulation and revision of the Globally Harmonised System. In addition, the relevant modifications have been made to the SCIP and PCN formats in order to comply with the agreed information requirements for submissions to the SCIP database and the Poison Centres in Europe. Updates specified by Australia and New Zealand have also been made in order to support the implementation of IUCLID in both OECD member countries. Finally, the 2019 prototype of the format extension to make possible Pesticides submissions in Europe has evolved into a first official version of IUCLID for these dossier types, under the supervision of an EFSA technical group.
On the software features side, some evolutions can be noted too, particularly the move towards the web interface of IUCLID which is accelerating its pace with the abandonment of the classic interface availability by default. There will still be a possibility to continue accessing and using the classic interface in the next months though, following the instructions published on the IUCLID website. This solution was made possible by the progress in reducing the gap between the two interfaces, for example by proposing a more efficient way of managing datasets or by proposing advanced import options.
You can access the full release notes and download the new version from the IUCLID website. ECHA cloud services users will see their installations automatically upgraded the week of the release. We will hold a webinar, on the 11th of November, where we will present this new release in more detail.
ECHA, 28 October 2020