WADA set to launch next phase of 2021 Code Implementation Support Program via eLearning platform ADeL

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the early May launch of the next phase of its 2021 Code Implementation Support Program (CISP) for World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Signatories.

CISP, which will be delivered via the Agency’s Anti-Doping eLearning platform (ADeL) and via a series of live webinars, will help Signatories prepare for the implementation of the 2021 Code and International Standards (Standards) that come into effect on 1 January 2021.

Today, we are pleased to provide a sneak-peek, by video, of what is coming your way early May and would encourage you to register now on ADeL to access existing resources.

The CISP resources on ADeL will be available in a variety of formats such as factsheets, video tutorials, checklists, recorded webinars and presentations – all giving an overview of the main changes and ideas to support implementation. Users will be able to navigate by their role or by the Code or specific Standard to find information in the way that suits them best. While the CISP resources on ADeL will first launch in English only, French and Spanish versions will be added over the following months.

WADA Director of Education, Amanda Hudson, said: “WADA is committed to assisting Signatories in implementing the 2021 Code and Standards, which are at the very heart of the Global Anti-Doping Program. The CISP resources were developed by an internal multi-disciplinary team, including representatives from WADA’s Regional Offices; and, the focus so far has been placed on the main changes. The CISP team will now turn its attention to updating WADA’s existing resources for Anti-Doping Organizations to ensure that they are aligned with the new Code and Standards by January 2021.”

“Over the long-term, WADA aims to redevelop and transform ADeL, which was launched in January 2018, into the central hub for anti-doping educational resources and guidelines for WADA stakeholders. We believe that this will enable Anti-Doping Organizations to further develop their programs by increasing the ease of access to useful resources; and, that ultimately, it will strengthen the Clean Sport community.”

CISP will also be offering live webinars over the course of the year related to the Code and Standards; and, as well, WADA will take the opportunity to offer webinars concerning some sessions that would have been delivered during the Agency’s Annual Symposium that was scheduled for March 2020 in Lausanne, under the theme of the Code and Standards, but that, unfortunately, was cancelled due to COVID-19.

WADA looks forward to delivering the full CISP program in early May. In the meantime, we encourage all Signatories to carry on with their Code implementation preparations and to contact us should they have any questions or require further guidance.