The European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA) have published essential materials for the upcoming dry run exercise related to the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). The exercise is designed to prepare financial entities for the implementation of reporting requirements outlined in DORA.

The newly released resources from the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOP) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) include templates for registers of information in Excel format, a draft technical package for reporting encompassing the data point model (DPM), annotated table layout, and validation rules.

Additionally, an optional VBA macro tool has been provided to assist in converting Excel templates to .csv and .zip files for submission. A set of frequently asked questions has also been released to address common queries about the exercise. These documents and tools are available on the dedicated dry run exercise webpage.

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Financial entities are encouraged to use these resources to prepare and report their registers of information regarding contractual arrangements with ICT third-party service providers. This preparation will help entities understand supervisory expectations for reporting from 2025 onwards.

Participating financial entities must submit their registers of information to the ESAs via their respective competent authorities between 1 July and 30 August.