ITA’s Science and Medical Department is dedicated to delivering the best science-based services to our partners. This includes close collaboration with WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratories, risk assessment, sports physiology, sample storage and re-analysis, as well as Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) and Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) management.
The department also focuses on innovating and advancing scientific solutions and approaches for the detection of doping. Examples include Dried Blood Spot testing and the Performance Monitoring project which focuses on developing a computer modelling tool to analyse sport performance outcomes against predicted outcomes based on previous competitions in order to detect the potential use of prohibited performance-enhancing substances.
The department is supported by dozens of external consultants dedicated to bringing our partners world class input to its programs.