21 December 2020
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WADA releases updated Guidelines to complement the 2021 International Standard for Results Management

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) releases updated Guidelines for Results Management to support Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in their implementation of the new International Standard for Results Management (ISRM), which comes into force on 1 January 2021.
 
In order to assist World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Signatories and other stakeholders in the area of Results Management, WADA has updated the previous version of the Results Management, Hearing and Decisions Guidelines in accordance with the 2021 Code and ISRM so that continued guidance and models remain available.
 
The new Guidelines for Result Management will be accompanied by a suite of templates, which will be released in the coming weeks, to help ADOs implement key ISRM requirements. While the Guidelines and operational templates are initially being published in English, the official French versions will be published in early 2021.
 
The Guidelines can be found on WADA’s website and on the Agency’s Anti-Doping eLearning Platform (ADeL), as part of the Code Implementation Support Program (CISP), which provides additional resources to support the implementation of the ISRM; as well as, the Code and other International Standards that enter into force on 1 January 2021.
 
WADA guidelines provide Code Signatories with recommended practices for several aspects of anti-doping programs. While these guidelines are not mandatory, they offer technical guidance to ADOs in the implementation of their anti-doping programs. As with all guidelines under the World Anti-Doping Program, they are subject to ongoing review.

Should you have any questions regarding the Guidelines for Results Management, or wish to provide feedback, please contact WADA’s Legal Department at: code@wada-ama.org.