The ISMF, like all other Olympic sport federations, adhered in 2008 to the World Anti-Doping Code, set-up under the lead of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which was created in 1999 in order to cooperate in the international fight against sport doping. WADA offers its stake-holders the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), a web-based data management system, which helps the ISMF to organize its anti-doping tools and act in accordance to the World Anti-Doping Code.
ISMF started to use ADAMS in 2011 and currently is using the following functions:
It is compulsory for all the athletes belonging to the ISMF “Registered Testing Pool” (RTP) to submit detailed information about their whereabouts to the ISMF, WADA and the respective National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO). All this information has to be filled into the ADAMS system, so that it can be possible to use it from anywhere in the world. Those athletes without internet access may designate a representative (athlete agent) to add the information for them.
Sharing information among the ISMF, WADA and NADOs guarantee the maximum surprise effect and the efficiency of unannounced out-of-competition testing. Athletes can also modify their whereabouts by sending SMS messages within the time-limits set in the ISMF Anti-Doping Rules. It is also possible to manage personal info using the ADAMS app.
Information Clearing House
The ISMF uses the ADAMS as an anti-doping clearing house where all data is stored, in particular lab results, Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) authorizations, adverse analytical findings, atypical findings and anti-doping rules violations. Sharing information among WADA, NADOS and NFs assure that anti-doping activities are performed with the highest level of transparency.
ADAMS is used by the ISMF for online management of TUE requests and approvals as well as online notifications of those involved in the process. Medical practitioners can either make a TUE request together with the athlete through the athlete account or can apply at the ISMF to get a personal account to add the information on behalf of the athlete. In this case the system will generate a TUE application form which has to be printed and signed by the athlete and by the medical practitioner and to be sent to the ISMF Office. The ISMF TUE Committee will verify the application and will communicate the approval or the rejection through ADAMS. After the approval the system will generate a TUE receipt which can be printed out by the athlete.
The system is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish and Italian. The access to the data within ADAMS is only possible to those organizations which have the authorization in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Programme. Access rights will be explicitly granted. Only those information/areas relevant to the specific users will be displayable.