30 October 2015

WADA invites applications for research projects in the field of hematology

WADA invites researchers, with expertise in the field of hematology, to apply for funding to undertake research projects aimed at delivering an anti-doping method that detects autologous blood transfusion (ABT).

At a minimum, the method should: 

  • be applicable for blood and/or urine;
  • be sensitive enough to detect ABT in a proportion of less than 150 mL (or 4%) of transfused, refrigerated or frozen, red blood cells (RBCs) with a window of detection of at least 24/36 hours;
  • have a degree of specificity of 99.99% or above; and
  • be transferrable to WADA-accredited laboratories for routine anti-doping testing.

The deadline for proposal submission is 31 January 2016.

More information about the research topic, funding and timelines can be found in the Call for Research Proposals document.