The types of information collected in ADAMS, as well as how they are used and shared, is based on the anti-doping rules established in the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standards. These rules include sharing rules that are automated within ADAMS. For example, lab results uploaded by a laboratory to ADAMS are automatically shared with the ADO that authorized the test (the testing authority) and the ADO identified as responsible for conducting any required results management related to that test (results management authority).
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ADAMS mainly contains information about athletes, and we refer to athletes as "you" in this section. If you are not an athlete, click here to learn more about information that ADAMS may contain about you. For information on delegated third parties and how they use ADAMS, click here.
- Name, date of birth, gender, sport/discipline, nationalities and, if applicable, any additional sport nationalities;
- ADAMS ID and, if applicable, Biological Passport ID
- Contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone number);
- Competition levels and testing pools; list of affiliated organizations, affiliated agents and doctors (as applicable); and
- Optionally, if you provide this information during a doping control session or to your ADO, relevant accreditation numbers, preferred name(s), disability and disability class and photo.
- Identification and contact information (see Athlete Profile);
- The type of test (in-competition or out-of-competition);
- Date, time and type of notification and of sealing of each sample;
- Sample code number, type of sample, and required laboratory information on the sample (for example, for a urine sample, its volume and specific gravity);
- If provided by the athlete on a DCF, medications, and/or supplements taken within the previous seven days, blood transfusions within the previous three months, comments on the procedure, and consent for research;
- If applicable, responses relevant to the analysis of blood samples for the athlete’s biological passport, such as altitude levels or exposure to extreme environmental conditions and additional comments from the doping control officer.
- Sample code; type of sample, and required laboratory information on the sample (for example, for a urine sample, its volume and specific gravity);
- Gender, age, sport and discipline;
- Date and country of sample collection;
- Analytical results, including measured steroid profile or blood variables (as applicable), and other information provided by the laboratory to assess the results (such as testing methods, confounding factors, opinions or comments, and second laboratory report or opinion); and
- Qualification of the lab results as an adverse analytical finding (AAF), atypical finding (ATF), negative finding, or not analyzed.
Laboratories must be ISO-accredited and are also subject to a WADA accreditation or approval process. This includes meeting specific confidentiality and security requirements under the ISL. Your testing authority, results management authority, and WADA can view all laboratory results, which are linked to your profile once submitted by a laboratory.
Not all athletes are required to provide whereabouts. Athletes within their Anti-Doping Organization’s (ADO’s) registered testing pool (high-level athletes) are required to provide complete whereabouts, as set out in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations. Other athletes may be placed in other whereabouts pools and asked to provide a subset of these whereabouts. These rules are set by each ADO and must be reassessed on an ongoing basis.
- A mailing address and email address for correspondence;
- Overnight accommodation addresses;
- Addresses for the location(s) where an athlete will be available for testing during a daily one-hour time slot;
- Addresses for the locations of all regular activities, such as training, work or school;
- Details of competition schedules and locations;
- Name and contact details of designated individuals who may be contacted in the event an athlete is unavailable for testing.
As an athlete, you and any agents you authorize have full access to the Whereabouts module in ADAMS, and can upload and modify this information at any time (on web-based ADAMS or on any associated mobile applications like Athlete Central, when available).
Your Whereabouts Custodian (WC), i.e. the ADO that placed you in its whereabouts pool, may also provide you with other channels to submit and update your whereabouts (such as SMS or email) . Your WC has full access to your submitted whereabouts in ADAMS as does your NADO or your International Federation (whichever is not your WC), and WADA. Your WC can also allow other ADOs that have testing authority over you to view your whereabouts.
Therapeutic Use Exemption
- The relevant diagnosis and medication details (prohibited substance name, dosage, route of administration, expiry date/duration of treatment);
- A declaration of the diagnosing medical practitioner (including name, contact information and specialty); and
- Supporting medical information (including medical history, results of relevant examinations, laboratory investigations, and imaging studies, as applicable, as well as original medical reports or letters).
Following assessment, a TUE certificate or rejected TUE decision form will be issued to you (confirming any relevant reasons for the rejection decision or conditions associated with the granted TUE). This certificate or decision is also maintained in ADAMS.
Athletes who have been given an ADAMS account by their ADO, and any doctors they authorize, have access to the TUE module in ADAMS order to submit an application and all supporting medical information. Your ADO may also provide you with different channels to submit your TUE application (such as mail or email).
Both the granting ADO and WADA have access to your application and to the decisions made on this application by Therapeutic Use Exemption Committees (TUECs). TUECs are panels of physicians with appropriate experience in the care and treatment of athletes that assess TUE applications. Your ADO and WADA have their own, separate TUECs, and are each responsible for securely sharing TUE information with these TUECs, which occurs outside of ADAMS. ADOs with testing authority over you can see your TUE certificate, but not the details of your TUE application, diagnosis, or supporting medical information. This is so any ADO that has testing authority over you can take your approved TUE into account if one of your samples triggers an atypical laboratory finding.
If you have an existing TUE that must be recognized by a new ADO (for example, if you move from the national level to the international level of competition and now need your International Federation to recognize the TUE), the granting ADO will need to authorize access to your complete TUE file (including the diagnosis and supporting medical information) to this new ADO via ADAMS.
Athlete Biological Passport
Passports are managed by athlete passport management units (APMUs), which are special units of WADA-accredited laboratories. Like laboratories, they can only see passport information associated with a passport ID, not the athlete name.
- Biological passport ID;
- Gender, age, sport and discipline;
- List of associated laboratory results and sample codes, as well as related doping control form(s) and
- Blood and steroid biological marker values and ratios.
The ADO responsible for results management of your passport is called the “Passport Custodian” (PC) and, along with WADA, is able to view your passport as linked to your profile. Your PC may also share your passport with other ADOs on a need-to-know basis (for example, your NADO or IF). If authorized by your results management authority, you may have certain access to your blood passport marker values via your ADAMS account.
The results management module is used to facilitate the coordinated management of positive test results and sanctioning of anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) to avoid duplication of such activities and facilitate the mutual recognition of disciplinary decisions.
- Adverse analytical finding and atypical finding records, which include a decision (ADRV or no ADRV) and associated testing-related records such as doping control forms, mission / testing orders, laboratory results, relevant therapeutic use exemptions and athlete biological passport information, as applicable;
- Anti-doping rule violation records, which may include the ADRV number and category, details of rule violation and comments; details and dates of provisional suspension (if applicable); and hearing details;
- Whereabouts failure records, which include type of failure, reference date, and comments;
- Sanction records, including the sanction ID, decision, details of sanction and effective dates, category of ADRV, and reasons for decision(s)); and
- Any relevant explanations provided by an athlete and communications or notifications provided to the athlete by the RMA in accordance with the ISTI (and, as of 2021, the ISRM).
The TA and RMA are authorized to view and modify results management-related information in ADAMS (including negative findings, AAFs/ATFs) in order to fulfill their results management responsibilities. WADA, the RMA, and other ADOs authorized by the RMA, can also view confirmed ADRVs, and sanctions to facilitate the mutual recognition of and dissemination of disciplinary decisions.