Results Management

The International Standard for Results Management (ISRM) went into force on 1 January 2021*.

The purpose of the ISRM is to set out the core responsibilities of Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) with respect to results management.

In addition to describing certain general principles of results management, the ISRM also sets out the core obligations applicable to the various phases of results management from the initial review and notification of potential anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), through provisional suspensions, the assertion of ADRVs and proposal of consequences, the hearing process until the issuance, and notification of the decision and appeal.

*The ISRM was first adopted and approved by the WADA Executive Committee at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Katowice on 7 November 2019 and came into effect January 2021. This version of the ISRM incorporates minor revisions to align the ISRM with a number of other WADA regulatory documents. It was approved by the WADA Executive Committee on 20 May 2021 and has been effective since this date.



The Guidelines for Results Management, which are not mandatory, supports the ISRM. These Guidelines aim to better equip ADOs in conducting results management as described in the ISRM. Where the ISRM sets forth a minimum of what to do, these Guidelines aim to help ADOs understand how to do it through examples and suggestions