User Guide / An Introduction to SciveraLENS® Rapid Screen
An Introduction to SciveraLENS® Rapid Screen
Introduction to: Overview Page
The first thing you’ll see is the navigation menu down the left hand side of your SciveraLENS screen. This navigation bar shows the main functions for SciveraLENS.
You’ll also see your Overview page. The Overview page in SciveraLENS serves as a dashboard for you as you’re using your SciveraLENS account. Cards or tiles on your Overview page provide basic statistics about the information you have in your SciveraLENS account. For example, how many unique CAS RNs you’ve added to your subscription so far.
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 any way that is useful for your work. You can create a Collections 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. As you set up each Collection, you’ll be able assign one, several or all lists tracked by Scivera’s 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 CASRNs depending on your subscription level.
Lists Assigned are the number of restricted, screening, or preferred lists you have assigned to to your Collections. Our team at Scivera maintains these lists so you don’t have to.
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. Scivera 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 items for a deeper look.
Introduction to: Lists
There are hundreds of lists and sublists that Scivera’s team of experts manage and maintain and you can see all of them here on this menu. Example lists researched, monitored, and managed by Scivera’s team of researchers includes regulatory lists like the California Proposition 65 Chemicals, industry restricted substance lists such as the ZDHC MRSL, Screening Lists like the ChemSec SIN List, and preferred chemicals lists like the US EPA Safer Choice Program Safer Chemicals Ingredient List. You can see the list name, the date that that list was last updated by the authority and the number of CAS RNs included on that list. Our team watches these lists and keeps them up-to-date so you don’t have to. You’ll get an alert if a list changes that impacts your chemicals of interest.
On the right of the Lists page is a column marked “Favorite?”. Here you can mark lists that you screen against regularly or reference frequently. Once a list is marked as a favorite, it will appear at the top of the Assign Lists page when creating a new Collection for easy selection and sorting.
You can also leverage the Filter menu at the top of this page to search through the many lists that Scivera manages and maintains. You can filter by specific text or keyword, CAS RN or chemical name, favorites, and more.
Introduction to: Alerts
One of the many benefits of your SciveraLENS Rapid Screen subscription is that our team of experts is working full-time to manage and maintain hundreds of lists and sublists as well as hundreds of thousands of human and environmental health characteristic assessments. Our team keeps these up-to-date in the SciveraLENS Chemical Assessment Knowledge Base so you can monitor any changes impacting your chemicals in real-time. This means that all you need to do is keep an eye on your alerts for any updates that impact your chemicals of interest. There are two different kinds of alerts that you might see:
- List Alerts refer to any changes on the lists that you are tracking for your Collections or chemicals of interest.
- Insight Alerts refer to any changes to the underlying human and environmental health characteristics for your Collections or chemicals of interest.
SciveraLENS generates alerts every 24 hours to make sure you get alerts as soon as possible so you can save time and better manage your chemicals.
Introduction to: Collections
Collections are the groups of chemicals you’re interested in reviewing. You can track your Collections against lists or understand the underlying human and environmental health characteristics.
You can create a Collection for a formulation (like a paint recipe), a list of chemicals within the same functional class (like solvents), or a list of chemicals that are simply of interest to you. Collections is where you’ll start when you’re ready – just look for the green plus button!
There are four methods available to create a new Collection in SciveraLENS.
- Quick Collection allows you to create a Collection using our simple form. Add a Collection name and enter the CAS RNs you would like to include in that Collection. You can copy and paste a list of CAS RNs directly into the CAS RN form field or manually type them in. After you add your chemicals, you’ll be prompted to assign the Regulated, Screening, or Preferred Chemical Lists against which you would like to review or track your Collection.
- Our BOS Builder tool offers a 3-step web wizard to help you create a new Collection in your SciveraLENS account. Follow the guided prompts to name your Collection and add supporting details. You can enter individual CAS numbers and their concentrations and assign Lists for screening. You’ll also notice an optional field here where you can enter function for each CAS RN should you need that additional information.
- The third way to create a Collection is to upload a spreadsheet right into your SciveraLENS account using our Upload BOS feature. Simply use the Scivera BOS spreadsheet template provided in the User Guide, add your Collection name and list your chemicals of interest by CAS RN, then save your spreadsheet as a CSV text file (using the “Save As” feature in your spreadsheet program). From there you just upload the file and choose the Lists you would like to assign for screening.
- Lastly, you can create a Collection using our Upload SDS function. If you have a PDF file of a safety data sheet, you can upload that document and SciveraLENS will convert the relevant parts into a bill of substances for automatic screening. You will have the chance during that process to review the information collected from the SDS and confirm SciveraLENS interpreted the material name and chemical data in the PDF correctly.
Once we’ve processed your new Collection, you’ll notice it will be listed on your Collections page. Each Collection will have two symbols next to it. The first symbol (a colored triangle) indicates if any chemicals from your selected Lists are present in the Collection. The second symbol is an indication of the currently known human and environmental health attributes of the chemicals in the Collection across 23 toxicological endpoints.
Try clicking on the name of your Collection. Here you’ll see the Collection Detail view, which presents all chemicals in the Collection in a table, and flags the specific chemical(s) that are present on your List(s) of interest with a blue, yellow, or red triangle.
You’ll also see a detailed matrix of these 23 endpoints for each chemical and what Scivera’s board-certified toxicologists have currently been able to conclude about each. Hovering your pointer over each light will reveal the assessment condition statement about each endpoint for each chemical. Clicking on each light will present the underlying references supporting our team’s assessment decision.
Introduction to: Your Account Page
Once you’ve logged in to SciveraLENS, you’ll be able to manage your account preferences and billing information by clicking on your user icon in the top right of your screen. Here you can:
- Edit your profile
- Change your password
- Update your subscription preferences
SciveraLENS is an annual subscription, so please make sure that your billing information is up-to-date so there is no lapse in your service when it’s time for renewal. We’ll be sure to send you a reminder as renewal approaches.