The European Chemicals Association (ECHA) has gathered data on the use of non-animal test methods in dossier submissions under REACH from June 1, 2008 thru February 28, 2011. The report is the first provided by ECHA on the use of alternatives to testing on animals since REACH came into effect. The report shows that data sharing between companies making the same material effectively reduced the amount of animal studies that would have otherwise been performed. Existing studies and non-animal (in vitro) test methods were also used to minimize the need for the performance of new animal tests under REACH. The report shows that so far very few new animal studies were conducted for the purpose of registering phase-in substances. The full report titled "The Use of Alternative to Testing On Animals For the Reach Regulation 2011" can be found by following the link above. A summary and video are available on the ECHA website.