research has always been an important pillar in the fight against
performance-enhancing drug use in sport, and since its inception, USADA has made furthering anti-doping science a top priority for the organization.
2001 - 2009 - USADA Funded Research
the period from (2001-2009), USADA budgeted $2 million per year
to support research related to the deterrence of the use of
performance-enhancing drugs in sport. USADA supported research in a
variety of areas including anabolic steroids, growth hormone, oxygen
transport enhancing substances, genetic doping, ethics, Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and ethics among other topics. View past USADA funded research projects.
2009 - Present - The Partnership for Clean Competition
Since 2009, The broad range of anti-doping research activities previously undertaken
by USADA has been assumed by the Partnership for Clean Competition.
The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) was founded in 2008 by
the U.S. Olympic
Committee, the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as a Washington DC non-profit corporation. In
addition to the founding partners, the National
Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the PGA Tour, and
the National Collegiate Athletic Association are contributors.
combining the resources and expertise of America's leading sports
entities, the PCC supports non-partisan and independent scientific
research by making targeted grants to various universities and other
world-class research institutions. The PCC encourages independent
research focusing on the development of more effective tests for
performance enhancing substances, the societal causes of doping, and
non-test based methods to decrease doping and performance-enhancing drug
use across all levels of athletic participation and competition, from
the casual youth sports participant to the elite amateur and
professional athlete. Learn More about the Partnership for Clean Competition
Ongoing Directed Research
USADA will still
consider funding research projects that have been presented to the PCC
(or WADA) first based on the guidelines from the USADA Research