19 April 2012
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Latest research opportunities into anti-doping social science

WADA has issued a call for proposals for its 2013 Social Science Research Program after identifying three areas that would benefit from increased scientific knowledge and evidence.

Applicants, who can be from universities, colleges, small businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, are asked to submit proposals on one of the following three areas:

-    the causes of doping behavior or attitudes about doping, and the factors that influence these behaviors or attitudes

-    developing and evaluating anti-doping intervention

-    improving social science research on doping prevention

The final area concerns the design and validation of measurement tools, testing behavioral models, specific cultural or regional perspectives, and cross-cultural comparisons.

Proposals must be submitted no later than July 11, 2012.

All submissions will be evaluated by external peer reviewers, whose recommendations will then be examined by WADA’s Working Group and Education Committee before being presented to WADA’S Executive Committee for approval.

WADA will notify all applicants of the results by the end of November, 2012.

Further information regarding the 2013 Social Science Research Grant Program, including the application process, can be found on the WADA website under Application Guidelines.