Consultation Process

Building on the experience gained to-date and to further advance anti-doping efforts, WADA has initiated a Code consultation process similar to that used in the development of the Code and for the revised Code (2009).

The consultation provides stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute constructively to the improvement of the Code.

WADA is pleased to introduce a new and unique online tool WADAConnect to facilitate the provision of comments by all stakeholders.

Click on the image to access WADAConnect

The Code consultation process includes three stages and will conclude at the Fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013.

First Consultation Phase
The Code consultation process commenced on 28 November 2011. Please click here to access the 1st Consultation Phase section and related documents.

Second Consultation Phase
The 2nd Consultation Phase commenced on June 1, 2012 when a call for comments was sent to all stakeholders.

Please click here to access the 2nd Consultation Phase section and related documents.

Third Consultation Phase
The 3rd Consultation Phase commenced on December 3, 2012 when a call for comments was sent to all stakeholders.

The deadline for submitting feedback during the 3rd consultation phase is March 1, 2013.

We kindly ask that all feedback be submitted through WADAConnect.

The Code Review Plan can be consulted below.

Stakeholders are urged to take into account experiences with the 2009 Code when providing suggestions for  amendments. In view of the relatively successful and harmonious operation to-date, stakeholders are asked to look carefully at the areas which would benefit from change, additions or omissions, and reflect on the benefits to the global community of athletes arising from any suggested alteration.

The consultation process is managed by an expert project management team and includes the review and approval from the WADA Executive Committee.