Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs) are bodies created to provide ongoing technical advice and special expertise to WADA Standing Committees and WADA Management. EAGs have no constitutional standing within the Agency, and so while tasks and undertakings may be delegated to them, responsibility and accountability remains vested in the entity that created them (e.g. WADA Standing Committees or WADA Management).
Membership terms on the EAGs are two years, renewable but with a 12-year limit, which may be extended in exceptional circumstances. Experts are called upon to assist WADA on subject-specific matters which change and evolve.
The following EAGs are currently in place (as of January 2021):
- Gene and Cell Doping
- National Anti-Doping Organizations
- Prohibited List
- Social Science Research
- Strategic Testing (formally the Technical Document on Sport Specific Analysis Group)
- Therapeutic Use Exemption
An overview of the way WADA’s EAGs are managed, and how experts can express their interest in being considered for one of the Groups is available here. The spontaneous/open applicant pool was launched for the first time, in June 2021 (refer below).
Signatory Expert Group
The Signatory Expert Group was formed by the WADA Executive Committee in September 2020. Although similar in some respects, its specific mandate and the way it is structured differs from the abovementioned EAGs. More information on the Signatory Expert Group is available here.
Spontaneous Applicant Pool
WADA welcomes spontaneous applications throughout the year from experts wishing to join one of its EAGs.
Please note that experts are not applying for a specific vacancy but are submitting their application for consideration for future opportunities. Generally, each October, candidate applications held on file will be reviewed and considered in line with any upcoming EAG vacancies for the next year. Experts will only be contacted in the event they are being considered for an EAG for which their expertise is sought.
WADA also compiles various Working Groups (WGs) on an as-needed basis. The Applicant Pool may also be referenced when such groups are formed.
How to submit applications
To be considered, applicants must submit the following:
- Completed Spontaneous Application Form
- A written Expression of Interest (cover/presentation letter) clearly referencing the EAG for which their expertise is applicable; and
- An updated Curriculum Vitae (1), fully outlining the applicant’s experience and expertise, and which includes two reference contacts.
Applications are to be forwarded to ExpertGroup_Application@wada-ama.org
Incomplete applications will not be retained.