According to their press release, ECHA offers "three key lessons" from the experience:
- The uncertainty over the number of registrations for the first deadline was a challenge to manage and more accurate estimates would be helpful in future.
- Close working relationships with industry and stakeholders are vital to ensure success and the Agency can help by providing stable tools and guidance.
- The interrelationship between the various elements of the two regulations is important and has become increasingly apparent. For example, ambiguities in substance identification can lead to problems in forming Substance Information Exchange Fora (SIEF), evaluation and risk management activities.
A second report on the implementation of efforts to reduce unnecessary animal testing can also be downloaded as a PDF here.