To that end, the ISTI (including its Annexes) establishes mandatory standards for test distribution planning (including collection and use of athlete whereabouts information), notification of athletes, preparing for and conducting sample collection, security/post-test administration of samples and documentation, and transport of samples to WADA-Accredited Laboratories for analysis.
The second purpose of the ISTI is to establish mandatory standards for the efficient and effective gathering, assessment and use of anti-doping intelligence and for the efficient and effective conduct of investigations into possible anti-doping rule violations.
Like the Code, the ISTI has been drafted giving due consideration to the principles of respect for human rights, proportionality, and other applicable legal principles.
The current version of the ISTI went into force on 1 January 2021.
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