FINAL REMINDER: 22 December deadline for WADA stakeholders to provide first round of feedback on Code and International Standards


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to remind stakeholders that the deadline to provide feedback for the first phase of the 2027 World Anti-Doping Code & International Standards1 Update Process (2027 Code & IS Update Process) is 22 December 2023.

To submit feedback

Stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback via WADAConnect, the Agency’s online consultation platform. Feedback is being requested on certain key concepts that have been identified as requiring consideration for update and have been organized into different ‘Concept Papers’ on WADAConnect. Stakeholders may also provide feedback on areas outside of these concepts.

For more information related to WADAConnect, please refer to the user guide.

Publishing of stakeholder comments

In the interest of transparency, and because this is a public consultation, WADA will publish all comments received during this first phase on its website in January 2024. Stakeholder credentials, such as username, organization, and organization type, will be posted along with the comments unless WADA is otherwise notified by email at the address

While the drafting teams will carefully consider and review all comments, it cannot be guaranteed that they will individually address different stakeholders’ comments or that a given suggestion will be included in amended and updated versions of the Code and International Standards.

Your feedback is important

Stakeholder feedback, especially based on experiences of practical implementation, is essential to ensuring that the Code and International Standards are fit for purpose in the promotion of clean sport.

We look forward to receiving, and thank you for, your feedback on these key concepts.

Next Steps – First Drafting Phase and Stakeholder Consultation Phase

In January 2024, in addition to the publication of stakeholder comments, the First Drafting Phase will begin and will last until April. In May 2024, WADA will publish the first drafts and launch the Stakeholder Consultation Phase.

For more information regarding the 2027 Code & IS Update Process or the Drafting Team Working Groups, we invite you to refer to the initial launch communication of 26 September 2023 and the following document: 2027 Code & IS Update Process – Timelines & Key Phases.

If you have any questions, please contact


(1) Please note that the deadline to feedback on the International Standard of Education was 15 November 2023.