Roles & Responsibilities

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is responsible for the development of the Portal itself. The data sources linked to eChemPortal are maintained by the participating organisations that create them. Each participating organisation is responsible for the software and hardware running locally and interfacing with the Portal. The data and information stored in each participating data source are the responsibility of the data owner.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is responsible for the hosting of eChemPortal.

Proposals for linking new sources of data to eChemPortal can be made by any stakeholder represented at the OECD Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology. The decisions on proposed extensions will be taken by the OECD Working Party on Hazard Assessment.

OECD actively encourages additional participation. Certain obligations come with participation. See "Roles and Responsibilities". For more detailed information contact the OECD Secretariat. Please email

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