(IUCLID 5 is the key tool for chemical industry to fulfil data submission obligations under REACH, a European Union law covering the production and use of chemical substances.) The IUCLID team announces its plans for the future development of IUCLID, and introduces new communication channels designed to keep users informed in a more targeted way. This news alert on the IUCLID project has two main aims. The first is to provide the IUCLID users with information on the state of the project, including the planned content and scheduling for the release of new versions. The second is to introduce a new feature on the IUCLID website that allows communications such as this to be done in a more targeted way in the future. State of the project -------------------- To keep the users updated on the current state of the IUCLID 5 Project, and the important future milestones, the IUCLID project sections of the IUCLID website (http://iuclid.eu/index.php?fuseaction=home.development) have been updated. Important information about future releases is available on the webpage Development. For example, there is information about the next maintenance release, IUCLID 5.3.2, and the next major service release, IUCLID 5.4. The latter involves changes to the software requirements for IUCLID, such as the ending of support for the web application server, WebLogic. New communication channels -------------------------- In the past, news alerts published on the IUCLID website that are considered to be of sufficient importance, have been sent to all the IUCLID users registered on the website and listed as wishing to receive information related to IUCLID. The IUCLID team would like to use this communication channel more often, and in a more targeted way. To this end, users registered on the IUCLID web site can now subscribe to one or more information streams that are tailored to various different areas of interest. It appears that in the past, the majority of the user accounts on the IUCLID website were created by the persons in charge of maintaining the IUCLID software. Therefore, many users do not receive announcements directly. The IUCLID team would prefer to be able to send information straight to all users of IUCLID. Therefore, we encourage all users of IUCLID to create their own accounts and to subscribe to the information channel(s) of their choice. Examples of the channels available are shown below: - News Alerts - FAQs updates - IT-related information - Business-related information Finally, we would like to remind all users that they can still submit ideas on how to improve IUCLID to the forum hosted by the OECD, IUCLID User Requirements Forum (https://community.oecd.org/community/iuclid_forum). Please note that any issues considered as a bug or installation problem should be reported to the ECHA Helpdesk (http://apps.echa.europa.eu/forms/helpdesk_form.aspx).
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