The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a preconfigured version of IUCLID 5, to help companies prepare applications for authorisation (AfA). Running on Microsoft Windows computers, without the need to install any other software, it is dedicated to those companies that do not yet have IUCLID 5 installed, particularly small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). The Preconfigured IUCLID 5 for AfA supplies partially pre-filled datasets for the substances in the Authorisation List. The new release doesn’t replace the most recent version of IUCLID 5 or existing installations, which can still be used to prepare dossiers for applications for authorisation, warns ECHA. More information is available in ECHA website.