European Chemicals Agency

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name European Chemicals Agency
Abbreviated name ECHA
Owner/Developer European Union
Abbreviated owner EU
Country Finland
Languages Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Description The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern. ECHA contributes to the development of alternative methods to testing and promotes their use. As one example, the Agency develops and manages, in cooperation with the OECD, the QSAR Toolbox. It is a software application which supports companies to identify data which may be relevant for assessing the hazards of chemicals.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Governmental Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, E-mail, Audio / Video, Social media, Professional online network, Printed, Face-to-face
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Regulators, Industry
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Education and training, Documentation and information
Legislative framework REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, Biocidal Products Regulation (EC) No 528/2012