Medical Writing Non-Clinical Health Writing REACH chemical dossiers? Yes, please!

Volume 23, Issue 3 - Non-Clinical Health Writing

REACH chemical dossiers? Yes, please!


Medical writing knowledge and skills can be applied relatively easily to other areas of technical regulatory writing, with a bit of home study. One such area is in the compilation and write-up of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of Chemicals) chemical dossiers. A concise overview of the legislation, requirements, and dossier content is provided, with links to guidance documents available online for further study.

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  1. REACH unofficial consolidated legislation. Available from EUR-LEX [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  2. OECD Harmonised Templates for Reporting Chemical Test Summaries [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  3. REACH-IT submission portal [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
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  5. ECHA Submission Manual Part 05 – How to complete a technical dossier for registrations and PPORD notifications ECHA-12-G-34-EN. Release date April 2014 [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  6. ECHA Guidance on Registration. ECHA-09-G-04-EN. 09/11/2009 [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  7. An Illustrative Example CSR. Part 1: Introductory Note with advice on preparing a chemical safety report. ECHA-12-G-03.1-EN. November 2012 [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  8. ECHA Practical Guides [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  9. ECHA Practical examples of chemical safety reports [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:
  10. CEHTRA. Contact co-author Dr. Philippe Adrian for additional information. Available from:
  11. General principles of dossier preparation and submission. ECHA 2009 webinars [cited 2014 May 31]. Available from:



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News from the EMA
The Webscout
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Medical Communication
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