A Tour of SciveraLENS
Getting Started with SciveraLENS
There are some key parts of SciveraLENS that will be good to get familiar with as you use the tool.
When you log in to SciveraLENS, you’ll see the following sections:
- Your Profile (see previous section for more information)
- Left-hand navigation menu
- Overview page
The left-hand navigation menu is available to you on each page of SciveraLENS. This is a simple way to navigate through the system. The menu is divided into 4 main sections:
- My Collections – As you add chemicals or formulations into SciveraLENS to review the list screening and chemical hazard assessment results, these will be added to your My Collections index. You can view assessment results, edit Collections, and create new Collections from this menu.
- Shared Collections – You can use SciveraLENS to share your assessment results in redacted or unredacted format. The Shared Collections menu is where you can view shares that you have made and edit if needed.
- Received Collections – As suppliers or other contacts share Collections with you, you will be able to view them in the Received Collections menu. Pending permissions, you can import these Collections into your own as needed to view assessment results.
- Sent Requests – SciveraLENS provides an innovative tool to help you understand the chemical ingredients in your products through our request process. Utilizing our platform as a trusted third party, you can send and manage requests for information with your suppliers and share formulation and ingredient information while protecting proprietary ingredient information. The Requests menu provides a view of all the requests you have sent through the system. Here you can check on request status, send reminders, and edit requests as needed.
- Received Requests – You may also receive requests from other SciveraLENS users. You can view these requests through this menu and respond accordingly.
- My Chemicals – The My Chemicals page provides an overview of the chemicals or CAS RNs you have entered into your SciveraLENS account. For each chemical, you can see CAS RN, Common Name, any list screening flags, the summary hazard assessment score (Hazard Category score) for the chemical, how frequently the chemical is used across your Collections, and the Collections that the chemical is included in.
- Tags – As your Collection list grows, you may want to organize and filter through them. You can easily tag your Collections and then view these tags in this section.
- Chemical Names – There are often many synonyms for certain chemicals. We use the registered chemical name from the CAS Registry. If you would prefer to refer to a certain CAS RN by another name or synonym, you can create a “chemical name” specifically for your account.
- Lists – SciveraLENS manages hundreds of lists for you to use in screening. This menu shows all of the lists we manage, the date the list was last updated by the authority, and the number of CAS RNs included on the list. This is also where you can start to configure your subscription by selecting lists that are considered “favorites” for easier selection.
- Notifications and Alerts – The Notifications and Alerts section is where you can view any updates to assessment results that impact your chemicals of interest.
- Certificates – SciveraLENS supports a number of certification standards and scoring programs. You can manage your certificate requests from this menu and view status updates.
- User Guide – Need a tip on how to use SciveraLENS more efficiently or where to find something? This is the place to go! In our User Guide, we provide articles to familiarize you with the tool and help you through any projects you are working on.
- What’s New – When we have a new feature or product update, we’ll keep you apprised through our blog.
- Support – Need help? Fill in this quick form and we’ll be in touch shortly.
- Suggestions – We love hearing from our users! Is there something we could add that would make your life or job easier? Is there something new you learned or a feature that you love? Let us know!
You can also navigate through the tool using the tiles on the Overview page.
The Overview page is your own personal SciveraLENS dashboard that will change and update as you use the system.
Your dashboard will look different depending on your level of subscription. Each tile on the Overview page tells you something about your subscription and subscription usage. For example, the CAS RNs tile is a great place to keep an eye on the number of unique CAS RNs you have entered into your account and help you monitor how close you are to your subscription CAS RN limit.
Here are some of the tiles you may see:
Collections are the groups of chemicals you have added to your account for screening and tracking. You’ll notice when you log in for the first time, there are two example Collections available for review. When you’re ready to create new Collections and add chemicals for screening, you can group your chemicals in any way that is useful for your work. You can create a Collection for formulations of interest, or Collections can be groups of chemicals in different functional classes like solvents, surfactants, or pigments. You can use Collections to compare alternative chemicals or to group chemicals just because you’re interested in learning more about their presence on various lists or their human and environmental health characteristics. You can also create a Collection to look up single CAS RNs. As you set up each Collection, you’ll be able to assign one, several, or all lists tracked by our team to each Collection and you’ll be able to see current underlying human and environmental health characteristics for the chemicals in your Collection.
The CAS RNs card is the indication of how many unique chemicals you have added to and are tracking in SciveraLENS. As a subscriber of SciveraLENS, you can add 100, 500, or unlimited unique CAS RNs depending on your subscription level.
Lists Assigned are the number of restricted, screening, or preferred lists you have assigned to your Collections. Our team maintains these lists so you don’t have to. You can now mark your favorite lists in the system and quickly select the lists that matter most to you. You can do this by clicking on “Lists” on the left-hand side and mark your favorites by clicking on the box next to any list (tip: quickly search through the roster of lists using the filter function).
List Hits will show you if you have any chemicals in your Collections that are on one or more of the lists you are interested in.
List Alerts will tell you where changes have occurred in the lists that you are tracking or have assigned to your Collections. These alerts allow you to relax. SciveraLENS will do the work for you and let you know if anything changes that impacts the chemicals you’re interested in.
And Insight Alerts will let you know when our toxicology team has updated a hazard condition for human or environmental health across 23 endpoints and if that change has affected one or more of the chemicals in your Collections.
SciveraLENS provides a quick, easy, and secure way to share and communicate assessment results with others while protecting proprietary information. The Received Collections tile shows how many Collections others have shared with you for your review. You may also see a Received Requests tile showing when others have requested information from you. You can respond securely and confidently to these requests through SciveraLENS while protecting your proprietary ingredient information.
You can click on any of these tiles for a deeper look.
Exploring SciveraLENS and Free Trial Tips
When you log in to SciveraLENS for the first time, you’ll notice that you have two free sample Collections set up for you in your Collections window.
- Sample Collection – PG vs. EG compare
- Sample Collection 2 – Solvent compare
These Collections provide an example of different ways you can set up your own Collections when you’re ready to use SciveraLENS. Click on each of the links on the summary line to view the different reports available.
Click on the triangle icon (“List”) for a report of the lists selected for screening and the CAS RNs in your Collection that appear on each list.
The circle icon (“HC”), Collection Name, or CAS RN links will bring you to detailed assessment results. For each Collection, you can review list screening results and chemical hazard assessment results for each CAS RN so you can make safer chemical ingredient decisions and create safer products.
“List Hits” provides a different way to view any CAS RNs in your Collection that appear on each of the lists selected for screening.
Three dots to the far right of the summary line open your manage menu for each Collection:
- View your Collection report
- Manage/Edit your Collection
- Start the Screened Chemistry Certification process for your Collection
- Download a CSV or Bill of Substances for the CAS RNs in your Collection
- Share your assessment results with others with redaction (redact the CAS RNs and chemical names upon sharing) or in full disclosure mode
- Archive a Collection. You can view your archived Collections by using the filter on this page
- Tag your Collection. You can then filter on these tags for easy sorting and searching
- Clone your Collection
Making the Most your of your Free Trial: Adding new Collections
As part of the SciveraLENS free trial, we’ve included 6 sample chemicals that have been preloaded to give you a feel for the functionality of the system. Below are some example Collections using the 6 included chemicals so that you can test out with each of the Collection creation methods. To see additional instructions, see How to Create a Collection in SciveraLENS. You also have the ability to add up to 5 additional unique CAS RNs to further explore SciveraLENS.
Create a Quick Collection
- Add a Collection name
- Type or copy and paste your chemicals into the CAS RNs field. Here are some CAS RNs you can enter into the CAS RNs field:
- Import existing Collections or request data from others if needed
- Add supporting documents if needed
- Assign the Regulated, Screening, or Preferred Chemical Lists against which you’d like to review/track your Collection
- Save and submit to view instant assessment results
(You can enter other CAS RNs (up to 5) as well to further test SciveraLENS. These 3 CAS RNs listed above will not count against your trial CAS RN limit.)
Use the 5-step “BOS Builder” web wizard
- Name your Collection
- Add chemicals of interest by name or CAS RN (Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number) and concentration. Here is a list of 3 chemicals to use in the BOS Builder web wizard to create a Collection using this method: (These CAS RNs will not count against your CAS RN limit in SciveraLENS)
- Water [CAS RN: 7732-18-5] 75% (use decimal value of 0.75 for concentration)
- 1-butoxypropan-2-ol [CAS RN: 5131-66-8] 20% (aka 0.2)
- 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol [CAS RN: 111-77-3] 5% (aka 0.05)
- Import existing Collections or request data from others if needed
- Add supporting documents if needed
- Assign the Regulated, Screening, or Preferred Chemical Lists against which you’d like to review/track your Collection.
(BOS is an acronym for “bill of substances.” A BOS is a data document, similar to the long used term, BOM [bill of materials], but with the additional information of specific chemicals that make up each material.)
Upload a Bill of Substances (BOS). You can create a BOS file in the form of a spreadsheet and upload it to your SciveraLENS account for screening and tracking. There is a specific format for the data (i.e., basic fields) needed for a successful upload. You can find a template of this format here. This approach can be very useful for large Collections or for pulling data from an existing data resource. Feel free to check with our Support Team if you’d like to discuss bulk data import from an existing system to your SciveraLENS account.
Upload a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Start your Collection by uploading a text-based PDF of your Safety Data Sheet. SciveraLENS will pull out the relevant information from the SDS to create your Collection. As part of this process, you will also have the option to import existing Collections or request data from others and add supporting documents if needed.
Use the Collection Assembler to combine existing Collections into a new Collection. After filling in the basic information including Collection Name, you can import existing Collections from your own SciveraLENS account or request data from another SciveraLENS user. Then add supporting documents if needed and assign lists.
To learn more about the different Collection Builder options and how to interpret your results in SciveraLENS, check out the specific User Guide article for each.