Technology is an important part of anti-doping and USADA is leading the field in implementing innovative technologies designed to aid in the fight for clean competition. Innovative technologies aim to reduce the burden on athletes; maintain compliance with the WADA Code and International Standards; improve testing and detection methods; as well as improve and provide quality services to important stakeholders. Learn more about the important innovative technologies USADA is championing.
Drug Reference Online – www.GlobalDRO.com
Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides comprehensive information on the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
Through an easy and accessible interface, visitors can search for pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medicinal products sold in Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Global DRO does not contain information on, or that applies to, any dietary supplements. Global DRO licensees regularly update their list of substances and work with pharmacists with experience in the field of anti-doping to verify the data. Every effort is made to add new products that come on the market in a timely manner.
Global DRO was initially created through a partnership between USADA, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). The Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) became an official Global DRO licensee in 2013; and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and Anti-Doping Switzerland (ADCH) became Global DRO licensees in 2016.
Global DRO provides athletes with the peace of mind of knowing whether the ingredients found in their pharmaceutical or over-the-counter medications are permitted in sport.
Complete the form below to learn more about how to join the Global DRO family.
Custom Longitudinal Data Analysis Application
A comprehensive longitudinal analysis of endogenous urinary steroid hormones and blood parameters is an important, informative, and versatile strategy to identify and interpret changes in an athlete’s physiology and biochemistry which may result from the use of prohibited substances or methods.
Chronos is an interactive application that allows users to track, review, plot, and analyze data from both urine and blood sample collections, as well as athletic performance data. With a simple point and- click, Chronos can provide detailed sample collection information, including athlete timelines, summary tables with statistical function, and searchable athlete monitoring lists, which allows for the tracking of relevant internal information and ongoing commentary to benefit future test planning and results case management.
Chronos is designed to help anti-doping organizations expedite the identification, sharing, and evaluation of biological data contained in an athlete’s longitudinal profile and make decisions on proceeding with further testing, analysis, or results case management. In addition, Chronos may help with the identification of rising athletes by utilizing athletic performance data. This tool may integrate with any database currently being used by an organization to capture the raw data from sample collections, and is a complementary tool to the current WADA Athlete Biological Passport software in ADAMS.
Complete the form below to learn more about how your organization can implement Chronos into your anti-doping program.
USADA’s custom Simon database was developed to serve as a fully integrated, cross-departmental daily operations tool which integrates easily with the USADA Paperless Sample Collection System. Simon is currently used by national anti-doping agencies in Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, and New Zealand. In addition to assisting with education session planning, shipping, and inventory control, through its user-friendly interface, Simon manages the following areas:
Doping Control – Simon’s primary functions include the creation of test distribution plans and targeted testing missions, as well as the management of information regarding the registered testing pool (RTP).
Results Management – State-of-the-art functionality enhances streamlined results management processes. Simon provides detailed data analysis for individual urine and blood samples and can be customized for any variation of results reporting. Process documentation is provided for analysis of any adverse analytical findings that may result in adjudication.
Online Whereabouts Filings & Whereabouts Filing Failures – Ensuring compliance with the International Standard for Testing, Simon reduces the risk of filing failures by facilitating electronic submission of whereabouts by athletes. The database also electronically tracks and reports all whereabouts failures.
Online Doping Control Officer (DCO) Assignments – Simon automates the process for assigning DCOs both out-of-competition and in-competition test missions via the anti-doping organization’s website. Simon also provides updated whereabouts information to DCOs, helping to successfully plan testing attempts.
Clearinghouse – The Clearinghouse is a secure website that allows Simon users to provide sensitive data to appropriate parties, including information on whereabouts filings and failures, registered testing pools, and retirements.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) – TUE requests and documentation, approvals, denials, and expirations are easily managed through athlete individual records in Simon. In addition, through the Clearinghouse, functionality allows TUE Committee members to review and provide a decision on TUE requests.
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USADA has developed a state-of-the-art electronic sample collection system that allows doping control officers (DCOs) to seamlessly collect and transmit completed test mission data to their test management databases. Currently used by anti-doping organizations (ADOs) and sample collection entities around the world, the USADA Paperless Sample Collection System™ provides improved efficiencies and benefits in the following areas:
- Cost Savings – Sample collection paperwork printing and shipping fees are significantly reduced.
- Data Entry Reduction – Tedious and time consuming entry of test mission data, both in the field and office, is eliminated through integration with ADOs internal test management databases.
- Accuracy – Custom business logic and functionality ensures that all of the required documentation is captured in a highly efficient and accurate manner.
- Real-Time Data Transfer – Reliance on mail couriers is eliminated with the electronic submission of data to ADOs and laboratories minutes after the mission is completed.
- User Experience – DCOs, athletes, and laboratories get a true paperless experience. DCOs no longer have to search for paper forms; athletes receive their electronic doping control form (eDCF) in a convenient email; and laboratories receive an electronic data package ready for automatic upload into their database.
- Athlete Engagement – Engage and educate athletes through customized content and messaging in the eDCF email.
For more information on the USADA Paperless Sample Collection System, please complete the form below: