On January 31, 2020, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) opened the online data support platform to facilitate K-REACH registrations. It contains a large amount of existing data collected by the MoE from other countries and international organizations, including the USA, Australia, Japan, the EU, and the OECD, etc.
Data generation for K-REACH registrations is always of critical concern. The MoE has made great efforts since 2017 to collect available physical and chemical properties, human and environmental hazards data on existing substances. So far, the data support platform contains data information on 335 substances. A timetable was provided to cover more substances. The MoE will add 380 substances in February and 400 substances in March and April respectively (a total of 1,515 substances by April) and more substances afterward.
Time investments can be greatly reduced as the data, data source, test methods, etc. are available in this system. However, the information is only for reference, and the registrants should submit the original data in their registration dossier. It should be noted that some data cannot be directly used due to copyright issues with data holders.