Participating Databases

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Existing Chemicals Database Go to external website



Type of information that can be found via eChemPortal:

Hazard assessments, Exposure and use information, Schedules of assessments and industrial chemicals.

General information: 

The status of all HPV chemicals within the process of investigation in the  OECD HPV Chemicals Programme Go to external website is recorded in the OECD Existing Chemicals Database. It contains the list of all OECD HPV chemicals together with any annotations on each chemical which has been provided by Member countries to the Secretariat. Each chemical is identified as to exactly which stage it is at in the assessment process, and for those chemicals which have been assessed, a link to internet pages where completed assessments can be downloaded is provided.

Hazard information: 

The database does not contain structured information on hazards. It contains – for those substances which have been assessed within the OECD HPV Chemicals Programme - a summary of the conclusions on the hazards as well as a link to the full SIDS Initial Assessment Report.

Furthermore, links to internet pages where completed assessments can be downloaded are included for each entry.

Search capabilities: 

This database can be queried for chemicals by name, synonym, CAS number as well as their status within the OECD HPV Chemicals Programme.

Maintenance: 

OECD Secretariat in collaboration with OECD member countries

Peer review:

The information on the status of chemicals within the OECD HPV Chemicals Programme is continuously updated by the OECD Secretariat and verified by OECD member countries.

For those substances which have been assessed within the OECD HPV Chemicals Programme, the available summary of the conclusions on the hazards has been reviewed by experts in member countries, industry and environmental NGOs and endorsed by all OECD member countries.

Disclaimer for Information available in OECD Existing Chemicals Database:

The summaries and evaluations contained in the chemical assessment reports in the OECD Existing Chemicals Database may be based on unpublished proprietary data submitted for the purpose of the OECD assessment.

 

In many cases, national/regional regulatory authorities will not accept a regulatory submission based on such unpublished data unless they have received the data on which the summaries and evaluation are based either from (1) the owner of the data or (2) a second party that has obtained permission from the data owner for this purpose. Alternately, the OECD assessment summaries and evaluation may be used if the applicant seeking use of the summaries has either (1) received permission from the data owner to use the summaries and evaluation in lieu of the original data; (2) compensated the data owner if mandatory compensation is required; or (3) uses/submits the information after the period of protection for the proprietary data has expired.

 

Applicants who wish to use data in these assessment reports should ensure that the use is consistent with the legal requirements in the country/region in which it is proposed to use the data.



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