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Biocides IT Training Event: R4BP 3 and SPC Editor

7- 8 September 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese Directorate-General of Health (DGS) in collaboration with The Portuguese Toxicology Association (AP Tox) are pleased to announce that a Biocides IT Training on R4BP 3 & SPC Editor provided by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal 7th-8th September 2015.



All biocidal active substances and products placed in the European Union market must comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012, abbreviated to BPR.

Applications for active substance evaluation as well as biocidal product authorisations must be submitted to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) via the online platform called the Register for Biocidal Products, version 3 (R4BP 3). This tool enables industry and the authorities to comply with the legislative requirements and exchange information between them.

An important element of the authorisation process is the authorisation document termed the Summary of the Biocidal Product Characteristics (SPC). During the application phase, industry proposes the text for the SPC for each authorisation requested. Authorities then assess and conclude as to the final text of the SPC. Drafting of the SPC is done using the SPC Editor electronic tool.

In this event training on both the R4BP 3 and the SC Editor will be provided.



This training is intended for professionals from Member States Competent Authorities and Industry working on BPR projects, all of which current or needing to be R4BP 3 and SPC users in practice. Applicants are expected to have a basic understanding of the BPR and have consulted the available ECHA guidance in advance and video tutorials:

  1.  ECHA Accounts
  2.  R4BP 3
  3.  SPC Editor
  4.  IUCLID for Biocides

The training will be in English only. A maximum of 20 participants will be enrolled in the course on a first-come/first-served basis, yet priority will be given to DGS and DGAV staff as well as AP Tox members.