Dataset

European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS)

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  1. About

ESIS (European chemical Substances Information System), is an IT System which provides you with information on chemicals, related to:

  • EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) O.J. C 146A, 15.6.1990,
  • ELINCS (European List of Notified Chemical Substances) in support of Directive 92/32/EEC, the 7th amendment to Directive 67/548/EEC,
  • NLP (No-Longer Polymers),
  • BPD (Biocidal Products Directive) active substances listed in Annex I or IA of Directive 98/8/EC or listed in the so-called list of non-inclusions,
  • PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic) or vPvB (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative),
  • C&L (Classification and Labelling), substances or preparations in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC (substances) and 1999/45/EC (preparations),
  • Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals listed in Annex I of Regulation (EEC) No 304/2003,
  • HPVCs (High Production Volume Chemicals) and LPVCs (Low Production Volume Chemicals), including EU Producers/Importers lists,
  • IUCLID Chemical Data Sheets, IUCLID Export Files, OECD-IUCLID Export Files, EUSES Export Files,
  • Priority Lists, Risk Assessment process and tracking system in relation to Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 also known as Existing Substances Regulation (ESR).
  1. Downloads

Some data is available for download, such as the [Annex I to Directive 67/548/EEC on Classification and Labelling of Dangerous Substances](http://ecb.jrc.it/classification-labelling/search-classlab/classlab/downanx1.php).

Most data seems to be browsable through the web interface.

Update 2009-04-21: Wrote to contact addresses for the various databases asking about bulk download facilities.

  1. Openness

Includes link to the [Copyright notice](http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices_en.htm#copyright) on the European Commission website states:

> Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.

> Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

There’s also a link to a paper on [the Public Availability of Data on EU High Production Volume Chemicals](http://ecb.jrc.it/Data-Availability-Documents/datavail.pdf) — though this does not seem to mention re-use or re-distribution.