Signing-up in REACH-IT is considered to be the starting point for any data submission to ECHA. You can refer to the Industry User Manual - Part 1: Getting started with REACH-IT, for a general overview of the system.
Each company and party must create an account in REACH-IT, online, providing the required identification details (i.e. legal entity name, contact details and billing information). The company identification details are contained in the Legal Entity Object (LEO), which also includes a unique identifier (UUID – Universal Unique Identifier) for every company.
Access to REACH-IT
There are only two accepted methods for creating an official Legal Entity Object (LEO):
- via the official IUCLID 5 website (but not from your IUCLID 5 stand-alone application)
- created directly in REACH-IT
It is important to maintain consistency, between IUCLID 5 and REACH-IT regarding the company UUID. For more detailed information, please refer to the Industry User Manual - Part 2: Sign-up and account management. After signing-up, the Industry User Manual - Part 3: Login and Message Box will help you to familiarise with the system.
Only representatives have to sign-up in REACH-IT for each non-EU manufacturer they represent and submit
(late pre-registrations) using the appropriate accounts. It is not possible to use the same LEO (having the same company UUID) for multiple accounts, but it is possible to use the same company identification information (name, VAT, etc.). Only representatives must indicate, in the "company size", the size of the non-EU manufacturer they are representing.