Mercedes Viñas joined the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in June 2013. She is currently heading the unit Dossier submission and PIC in the Registration Directorate of ECHA. She oversees the ECHA activities regarding the submission and processing of dossiers including the 2018 registration deadline, and the related support to industry. Her unit is also in charge of the implementation of the Regulation on Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and the submission of information to the appointed bodies and poison centres under the CLP Regulation. Mercedes is a Chemical Engineer with a postgraduate in European legislation. She has been working on the implementation of the REACH Regulation since 2004 in different positions in the European Commission and industry associations.