What was formerly referred to as a 'project' has become a standard part of our work: the inclusion of relevant documents in the Anti-Doping Knowledge Center (ADKC), which can be consulted by the public on the website www.doping.nl. A partnership was established with iNADO in 2015 to safeguard continuity: a two-year agreement has been entered into that will continue until late 2016.
This database will be a source of information for national and international experts in the field of doping. This kind of information is present in a fragmented way on various websites and in different archives, and it is therefore useful to bring the available information together in a single database. It has been decided to do this using a website: www.doping.nl. 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, up-to-date doping-related information. 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, researchers, directors, athletes;
- groups associated with athletes: coaches, doctors, physiotherapists.
Two specific areas have been given priority for the time being:
- legal (including decisions from the CAS, international disciplinary bodies, national disciplinary bodies, legislation and so on);
- scientific information (this could include, for example, the full text of copyright-free literature and literature references to scientific literature subject to copyright).
Thanks to a financial contribution from iNADO, it was possible to continue the employment of a documentalist whose main task is to collect, input, and provide access to data. The umbrella organisation recognises the importance of the database, and is also actively encouraging its members to provide information for the ADKC. The legal information has the potential to enhance the uniformity of legal decisions. There are more than 3,500 documents that can be consulted and searched through the website. Refining searches using parameters and filters makes it possible to search specifically for the required documents.