Following on from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) communication of 23 April, WADA is pleased to announce that its Code Implementation Support Program (CISP) is now officially ‘live’.
WADA developed the CISP to help World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Signatories prepare for implementation of the 2021 Code and International Standards (Standards) that come into effect on 1 January 2021.
CISP Resources available on ADeL
As of today, the following types of CISP resources are available via the Agency’s Anti-Doping eLearning platform (ADeL):
- Video tutorials
- Presentations; and
- Pre-recorded webinars
These resources are focused on understanding the main changes and what Signatories can do to implement the 2021 Code and Standards. To start with, resources will be offered in English with French and Spanish being made available in the coming months.
When visiting ADeL, which requires registration, Signatories can navigate via their role or via the Code or Standard and resources can be downloaded or shared with colleagues.
WADA Director of Education, Amanda Hudson, said: “WADA is delighted to officially launch the Code Implementation Support Program to assist Signatories in implementing the 2021 Code and Standards.”
“Our Program, led by the Education Department, was developed by an internal multi-disciplinary project team including representatives from WADA’s Regional Offices. Collectively, the CISP project team has created a range of new resources for Signatories that we encourage anti-doping personnel to view and use. Beyond this, WADA, through this program, will continue to develop and provide information and resources for Signatories on ADeL. Our aim is to help Signatories implement the Code and Standards through material that is easy to understand and in an accessible format.”
Live Webinar Series
In addition to the CISP resources that are available on ADeL as of today, to further assist Signatories, WADA will hold a series of live webinars, hosted by WADA personnel and external experts, to support Code/Standard implementation efforts for targeted audiences and/or regions. The Agency will also host live webinars in place of some sessions that would have otherwise been delivered during the Agency’s Annual Symposium, which was due to be held in March 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. These will include in particular a webinar on the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act; and, another that provides an update regarding the redevelopment of the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).
Over the coming days, WADA will communicate its webinar schedule for May, prompting stakeholders to register and participate. Thereafter, the Agency will publish its schedule on a monthly basis.
Next steps in the CISP
The CISP team will now turn its attention to reviewing all existing WADA resources that are available for Signatories, ensuring that they are updated in line with the 2021 Code and Standards; after which, they will be made available via ADeL. This supports WADA’s aim of making ADeL the central educational resource center for Signatories – creating a ‘go to’ place for help and information.