NADA Austria is a service institution for clean Austrian sport. Its purpose is to protect clean athletes through preventive and repressive anti-doping work. It was founded on 1 July 2008 in Vienna and is a non-profit, independent anti-doping organisation. As an independent doping control agency, it has the task of comprehensive anti-doping work in sport. The basis of the preventive and repressive activities are the Federal Anti-Doping Act and the World Anti-Doping Code.
The aim of NADA Austria’s repressive activities is to ensure the fair and equitable practice of sport. By means of controls and sanctions, the use of prohibited substances and methods as well as the development of a doping mentality should be largely prevented. By establishing and adhering to international standards, sporting comparison with athletes from other countries should be made possible under equal conditions.
The repressive tasks include the planning, implementation and monitoring of doping controls, the sifting, analysis and evaluation of information regarding potential violations of anti-doping regulations, cooperation with state investigative bodies, the submission of test applications to the independent Austrian Anti-Doping Legal Commission (ÖADR) and the exercise of party status in anti-doping proceedings. In addition, NADA Austria is responsible for deciding on applications for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and for reporting on compliance with anti-doping regulations by Austrian sports organisations.
The ITA is collaborating with NADA Austria on the basis of an agreement with the Central European Anti-Doping Organization (CEADO) signed in January 2021.