UK REACH IT Testing Invitation

UK REACH IT testing – Invitation to participate 

If the UK leaves the EU on 29 March without a deal, UK businesses that manufacture or import chemicals from the EU will have to register those chemicals to a new UK regulatory system, UK REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) using its associated UK REACH IT system.

We have previously communicated with you about the development and testing of the UK REACH IT system as part the Government’s no deal preparations. We are now planning to undertake end-to-end testing of this system and its support services for Industry Users (from account creation to completion) to ensure the system facilitates and supports ease of use. There will be a focus on critical functionality. We would like to invite you to participate in our Model Office to undertake this testing and provide feedback.

The Model Office will be hosted at Alpha Tower, Birmingham, B1 1TT. We ask that you attend for one day of testing (09:30 arrival for a 10:00 start with wrap-up to complete by 16:00). Although we cannot provide remuneration for travel or subsistence, we will be providing refreshments and lunch on the day. The testing can only be conducted at the Model Office site as this will enable the concurrent testing of all processes from a system user and administrator perspective.
So the testing is as realistic as possible, we ask participants to bring:

  • Your own laptops for access to your company email and a web browser (secure internet access is available by Wi-Fi)
  • Copies of your REACH information. Any REACH dossiers for the Model Office are required in IUCLID v6.3, please inform us if your dossiers are in an older version of IUCLID as we can provide support in converting these to a more recent version.

The testing will be run on the dates below, please choose a date that is most suitable and respond to the email address below:

Monday 25th February

Tuesday 26th February

Wednesday 27th February

If you have any further queries please contact REACH-IT@defra.gov.uk.

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