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Substitution "step-by-step"

Substitution can be difficult or easy. Take a step-by-step approach!

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There can be several reasons for substitution. For example, you handle a hazardous substance whose replaceability you have to check according to legal requirements, or you may deliberately decide to substitute a substance in the course of research and development work.
There are different approaches leading to successful substitution. Under step-by-step, you are introduced to six essential steps, how to plan and conduct a substitution process and what to consider. These steps build the basis for a substitution process. Support for each step and further offers and links should assist you in planning, e.g. in data acquisition and analysis. SUBSPORTplus presents users relevant instruments and evaluation tools describing and supporting the substitution process in each step. The information should help you to shape and configure your own approach, e.g. by supporting the choice of relevant substitution criteria and appropriate instruments for evaluation.


Substitution step-by-step

Take a systematic approach to gather and evaluate information for implementation of an alternative

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Support for the substitution process

This section contains databases and tools for analysis that can help you with various steps in the substitution process.The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) offers online training on substitution. You can apply for it on the ECHA website. In addition, you can also learn about the substitution process without registering by watching the six videos of the online training.

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Evaluation Methods & Substitution Tools

Recapitulation of different evaluation methods and tools that can support your substitution process

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External activities and offers

Compilation of Websites and Databases on Substitution

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