The Social Science Research Collaboration Platform is an informal “Community of Practice” for international organizations that fund or support Social Science Research (SSR) in sport integrity matters. Its focus is to share best practices and raise the visibility of SSR to increase its usability and, ultimately, its impact on the sporting system. The organizations involved engage to share experiences using their collective insights to improve the benefits of SSR, including reducing duplication of research and importantly, improving the way in which SSR is disseminated, understood and adopted by stakeholders in the field of sport.
There are currently six different organizations who attend meetings of the SSR Collaboration Platform:
- Council of Europe
- European Commission
- International Olympic Committee (IOC) (The Olympic Studies Centre and Medical & Scientific Department)
- Partnership for Clean Competition
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)