IBM SOA powers Cefic’s REACH compliance reporting

SIEFreach leverages Lotus Quikr collaboration, Websphere in chemical test data exchange.

IBM has developed a ‘state-of-the-art’ information exchange for the European Chemical Industry’s ‘Cefic’ trade body. The substance information exchange forum (SIEFreach) has been developed to facilitate the exchange of information between chemical companies submitting registration dossiers required under the EU ‘Registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals’ (REACH) regulations. Around 30,000 substances have to be registered by 2018 to the European Chemicals Agency. SIEF lets companies exchange tests and other data on identical chemical substances, saving time and cutting costs.

SIEFreach is a Web 2.0/SOA development based on Lotus Quickr (the collaboration tool) and a Websphere Portal. The system uses an SOA based web services implementation of IBM’s ePayment system for online transaction processing.

Development tools included Struts-based portlet applications, Lotus Scripting and Java 2. The system also leverages DOM XML validation and parsing framework for REACH IT XML data integration. SIEFreach went live on the 21st August. More from

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