By Merryn Sherwood on 30/11/11 at 8:46 am
The ITU Anti-doping Team would like you to know of some recent World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) announcements.
WADA Releases updated Guidelines for the Reporting and Management of Elevated TE Ratios and Endogenous Steroids
WADA has now officially released version 2.0 of the Guidelines for the Reporting and Management of Elevated TE Ratios and Endogenous Steroids.
These Guidelines have been updated to ensure a harmonised approach to the reporting and management of elevated TE ratios and endogenous steroids including the application of follow-up testing and GC/C/IRMS testing analysis for the detection of doping in sport.
These Guidelines also provide specific direction with regard to boldenone detection. These guidelines, which constitute a complementary document to the International Standard for Laboratories, take effect immediately.
WADA Issues Call for Proposals for 2012 Scientific Research Grants
WADA has issued a request for proposals for scientific research grants in 2012. Scientists interested in submitting research projects are invited to submit their applications to WADA by February 17, 2012.
WADA is committed to increasing the volume of research dedicated to developing new and improved detection methods for performance-enhancing substances and methods. Since 2001, the Agency has committed more than US$50 million to scientific research.
ADAMS enhanced with new 3.0 Whereabouts module
WADA has launched an improved module within the Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) that provides a more user-friendly and efficient Whereabouts interface for athletes. ADAMS 3.0 became operational on November 22 after extensive testing by Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) and input from athletes. It is available in 11 languages, with an additional four languages soon to be added.
“WADA has put a great deal of time and resource into ADAMS and, following an extensive period of development and detailed consultation with athletes and ADOs, the new 3.0 module will enhance the user experience for all users,” said WADA Director General David Howman.
“As a central clearing house for ADOs worldwide, ADAMS’s importance to the anti-doping community continues to rise and the 3.0 module will allow athletes and their entourages to better record Whereabouts data. We want to make the experience as practical and time efficient as possible for the users and I am confident the new module has allowed WADA to take a significant step in this right direction.”
As well as simplifying the technical process of entering athlete Whereabouts data, the new module has an improved look and feel, and a modernized design. Crucially, incorporated into the module is an instruction guide that offers a step-by-step explanation of the Whereabouts requirements and how to comply with them.
The ADAMS training environment, where users can typically upload fictitious data and practise using the module, will also be available within a few days.
Users who wish to gain access to this training site can do so by sending an email to: email@example.com
To further help the learning process, WADA has also produced training videos in English and French, which can be found here