Work on www.doping.nl, which began in 2011, continued in 2012.
The aim is to establish a site with an international appeal that experts throughout the world will see as a source of easily accessible doping-related information.
It has been decided to do this using the Internet: www.doping.nl. In practice, this means that that the domain www.doping.nl. has been separated from the other Doping Authority sites and that it will continue as an “independent” source for the knowledge management project. The website will be in English.
It will address a large number of different target groups who all share a basic understanding of, and interest in, the field. They include:
- NADOs and IFs
- other international organisations active in the field of doping (IOC, WADA, Unesco, Council of Europe, European Union)
- journalists, lawyers, scientists, directors, researchers, athletes
- groups associated with athletes: coaches, doctors, physiotherapists
The aim is to bring together sound, up-to-date, information about a number of doping-related subjects. The site could also serve as a source with links to information about the different subjects.
A number of specific areas are being prioritised for the time being:
- legal (for example: CAS decisions, disciplinary committees (national and international), legislation and so on);
- information about substances;
- scientific information (particular examples being scientific literature that is free of copyright and literature references).
The website went online in 2012. Collecting and providing access to information is a shared duty. The responsibility for collecting information therefore resides with different members of staff who focus on their own fields.
This often requires specialist knowledge, with the interpretation of the data providing added value. There are brief consultations every two weeks to monitor the progress of the project.
There is a deliberate emphasis on encouraging people and organisations from other countries to share information.
The particular focus in 2012 was on collecting and posting CAS decisions, collecting and posting scientific literature (or abstracts) and educational material (mainly videos).