ADAMS Introduction Video
Under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code)—the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries—WADA has an obligation to coordinate anti-doping activities and to provide a mechanism to assist stakeholders with their implementation of the Code.
The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose. It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.
Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Dutch and Arabic, not only is ADAMS easy to use, but is also free for WADA’s stakeholders allowing them to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against doping in sport. ADAMS’ multi-level access system protects the security and confidentiality of data.
ADAMS has four primary functions addressing the key activities of anti-doping operations:
The Web-based functionality allows athletes to enter their information from anywhere in the world. Those without Internet access may designate a representative such as their Anti-Doping Organisation (ADO) to enter the information on their behalf. This function also helps stakeholders share whereabouts information, crucial for maximising the element of surprise and the efficiency of unannounced out-of-competition testing.
The clearinghouse is where all data is stored, in particular laboratory results, Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) authorisations and anti-doping rule violations. It permits the sharing of information among the relevant organisations and guarantees that anti-doping activities are performed with the highest level of transparency.
Doping Control Planning
The ADAMS doping control database provided to ADOs is an essential tool for managing both an in- and out-of-competition doping control program. Stakeholders can use ADAMS to plan, coordinate and order tests, as well as manage test results. Coordination of doping control programs in the ADAMS system helps to avoid duplication of testing efforts.
ADAMS allows for online management of TUE requests, as well as online notification to those involved in the process.
ADAMS was launched in 2005 for the initial pilot phase. The system has since then been introduced to and implemented by numerous ADOs and anti-doping laboratories. World Archery adopted the system since 2004.
General Information on ADAMS
Athletes User Guide
ADAMS Quick Reference Card
TUE Quick Reference Card
ADAMS Mobile App user guide
To create an ADAMS account you have to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A "forgot my password" button is available in the login page to reset passwords automatically, if needed. An email is sent with an automated password (that will have to be changed immediately). An email address must be provided in the profile of the user account in ADAMS for this automatic system to work. The spam folder may be checked the first time.
Those without Internet access or in need of assistance may designate a representative or Agent such as their National Federation, National Anti-Doping Organisation, coach, etc., to enter the information on their behalf.