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Welcome to the website of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). We started on 1 July 2020. Read about us.

Apply to use new animal test data to work out your chemical's introduction category

Use this form to apply for approval to use new animal test data to work out if your introduction category is either exempted or reported.

Under our laws, new animal test data are any data obtained from tests conducted on a cephalopod or any live vertebrate animal (other than a human being) on or after 1 July 2020. For example, this includes data obtained from tests conducted on fish, but does not include data obtained from tests on daphnia. You can continue to use data obtained from tests conducted on animals prior to 1 July 2020.

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Submit application in AICIS Business Services

Allow 10 days for us to process. There is no charge for this application.

Are you eligible to apply?

You can apply if:

  • your introduction has multiple end uses (including in cosmetics) 
  • you don't meet our exception criteria
  • you don't have alternative data to animal test data

You cannot apply if your introduction is for an end use only in cosmetics — visit this page for more information

Checklist

Before going any further with your application, you must check:

  • exception criteria
  • to see if you can use acceptable alternatives to animal test data

so you understand when prohibitions and restrictions on using new animal test data don't apply

Go to this page if you haven't checked all of these points

Information you need to tell us

  • Chemical details — the proper name (CAS or IUPAC) or CAS number of the chemical if these are known to you
  • Alternatively, tell us the names you use to refer to your chemical
  • If you wish to use the data to identify a human health characteristic 
    • which characteristic is the data for (eg skin sensitisation, eye damage — see form for full list)
    • details of any exposure or potential exposure to humans of your chemical in its non-cosmetic end use
  • If you wish to use the data to identify an environment hazard characteristic
    • which characteristic is the data for (eg persistent, biocumulative and toxic — see form for full list)
    • details of any exposure or potential exposure to the environment of your chemical in its end use
  • If you are flagging any of the information you give us as confidential business information

Completing the application form

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•           Adobe Reader version 5.0 or higher [https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/]

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Step 1: Download the application form and fill out the required information.

Step 2: Make sure you save it to your hard drive as a PDF. Click File > Save and select a location for the file.

Step 3: Log into AICIS Business Services with your username and password, or create an account if you don’t have one.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Other applications’ tab, then click on ‘create a new application’. From the drop down list of applications, select ‘Use animal test data to work out your chemical's introduction category’.

Step 5: Click on ‘Upload Form’ and upload your saved application and any supporting documents, if required.

Step 6: Click ‘submit’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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