2020 GA Meeting May 6th in Kristiansand (KRS), Norway


The 2019 GA meeting which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Madrid, Spain was a resounding success. Hosted by FerroGlobe, the meeting which lasted 4 hours saw several deliberations related to the consortium governace, dossier updates and classification & labelling. Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Chairmanand  a new 2nd Vice Chairman were appointed, meanwhile the 1st Vice Chiarman was maintained to enure continuity 
  • Dossier updates: Reveal changes in classification and labelling if compared to the 2010 submitted dossiers
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
  • Brexit and data: Mara will continue to support REACH registration inside and outside the EU (UK REACH inclusive) but at a charge yet to be determined 
Expert Review of Existing Data

Expert Review of Existing Data

The EU's REACH Regulation requires the use of existing data that is both relevant and reliable. Recital 17 states: “All available and relevant information on substances on their own, in preparations. and in articles should be collected to assist in identifying hazardous properties." Annex VI Step 1 states: "The registrant should gather all existing available test data on the substance to be registered...this would include a literature search for relevant information on the substance". Further, the ECHA Guidance on Registration ( states: “The registrant must perform a thorough, reliable, and well-documented information gathering”.

The Manganese REACH Consortium (MARA) completed a thorough review of the relevant published scientific literature, including information provided from SIEF where available. The analysis is presented as a series of peer-reviewed "expert reports" that aim to critically evaluate the existing data on the potential impacts of manganese and associated inorganic substances.

Each report contains the collective view of an international group of experts. The completion of each report follows a clearly defined process:

  • Literature search using appropriate databases and search terms (detailed in each report)
  • Evaluation of data and drafting by a specialist(s)
  • Review of draft report by a group of scientists
  • Peer-review by an expert(s) in the said field
  • Finalisation of the report

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