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Pre-introduction report - research and development

Information to help you submit your pre-introduction report for chemicals that are only for research and development use and meet the reported introduction criteria.

You should only submit a pre-introduction report if you meet the R&D criteria for a reported introduction – see Categorisation of chemicals introduced for research and development.

Do you know the CAS, IUPAC or INCI name of the industrial chemical?

You, or someone else, must provide the chemical's CAS name, IUPAC name or INCI name. 

Select Yes if you can provide the chemical's CAS name, IUPAC name, or INCI name. You will then need to enter the CAS name, IUPAC name or INCI name and the CAS registry number (if assigned). You will also need to enter any other names you use to refer to your chemical.

Select No if someone else – such as your supplier or manufacturer – is going to provide the CAS name or IUPAC name or an INCI name. Click Business look up and enter the AICIS business ID of your chemical data provider (starting with NIC) followed by the first and last name of your chemical data provider’s contact person. We will then email the contact person and ask them to provide this information directly to us. They need to let you know when they have provided us with this information.

If you don’t know the contact person’s name or AICIS business ID details, you must contact your chemical data provider as we cannot give you this information.

You will then need to enter the names that you use to refer to your chemical.

Other information

Other information that you will need to provide is:

  • Whether your chemical will be imported or manufactured
  • The maximum total volume of chemical you intend to introduce in a registration year
  • Whether your chemical is to be introduced as a solid or in a dispersion, and if so, if you know if your chemical consists of solid particles, in an unbound state or as an aggregate or agglomerate, where at least 50% (by number size distribution) of the particles have at least one external dimension in the nanoscale 

What happens after you submit your pre-introduction report

Once you’ve submitted your pre-introduction report, you can introduce your chemical.

Note that our compliance team monitors introductions to make sure they’re authorised under our laws. You must keep records about your introductions and give them to us if we ask for them.

You must at all times ensure that any introduction is in line with the information given in your pre-introduction report. If any circumstance of your introduction changes, you must check that it can still be categorised as a reported introduction and, if so, whether you need to vary your pre-introduction report. 

Go to AICIS Business Services to submit your pre-introduction report

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