WADA has released version 3.2 of the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) designed to enhance the efficiency of Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programs and to strengthen overall data privacy.
ADAMS 3.2, which serves as a clearinghouse for anti-doping data, became operational on September 17, 2012 and is currently available in 13 languages.
“WADA is mandated under the World Anti-Doping Code to provide a secure and efficient system for the storage and analysis of anti-doping data and the new version of ADAMS enhances its capacity to serve that need,” said WADA Director General David Howman.
“The enhancements have made it more efficient and secure, and we will continue to make developments for the benefit of all our stakeholders.”
By integrating the ABP software directly into ADAMS, results inputted by laboratories will now automatically recalculate an athlete’s upper and lower haematological limits (their ‘passport’) and provide real-time reporting of the updated passport to the relevant Anti-Doping Organization (ADO).
The ADO will then be able to review the passport immediately to target test or to adjust test distribution plans when deemed necessary.
Furthermore, the integrated software expedites the process by which experts can review athlete profiles, and provides a secure environment whereby ADOs can review data of athletes who feature in more than one passport program.
ADAMS 3.2 also has strengthened security features for data protection, in compliance with the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPI).
The new version includes automated deletion of doping control data in accordance with the ISPPI, and ensures that ADAMS now only keeps information for a duration that reflects the needs of an ADO.
It also no longer requires ADOs to manually delete data in order to comply with the ISPPI.
ADAMS was launched by WADA in 2005 to help simplify and co-ordinate the activities of its stakeholders and athletes who are involved in the anti-doping system.