ADAMS Version 4.0
This ADAMS User Guide was designed to show you how to perform basic functions within ADAMS, step by step, in the most direct way. The individual sections are arranged in a sequence that follows a typical workflow.
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What’s New in Release 4.0 (December 8th 2014)?
Code ISL ISTUE ISPPPI TDSSA 2015 effective start date in ADAMS
2015 Code, IST, ISTUE, ISPPPI and TDSSA related enhancements will come in effect on January 1st 2015 New Zealand time.
ISTI 2015 Article I.3.2: Whereabouts 60-Minutes Testing Slot, Start Time at 5:00 AM
In conformance with the International Standard for Testing and Investigation 2015, article 3.2 of Annex I, ADAMS will allow the start time of the whereabouts 60-Minutes testing slot to start at 5:00 AM instead of 6:00 AM.
Code art.6.4: Lab Menu of methods with prices, visible to ADOs
As per WADA Code 2015 art 6.4, Testing Authorities (IF/NADO/ etc.) will be given the possibility to view WADA Accredited Laboratories analyzing capabilities, methods and prices.
This information will be available from the Contact info link in the ADAMS header. View details here.
ISL art.188.8.131.52: RMA field Lab result/EQAS/BPLR page
In pursuance of the International Standard for Laboratories 2015 (ISL) clause 184.108.40.206, the field Result Management Authority will be added to the Lab pages in ADAMS (Lab result/EQAS/BPLR) to allow Labs to report this information.
The Testing Authority field will also become mandatory on the lab form.
Code art.2.9 and 2.10: New ADRV categories
In conformance with the Code 2015 - art. 2.9 & 2.10, ADAMS will include two new ADRV-types: Complicity and Prohibited Association.
At the same time the opportunity is taken to re-word the current categories to align them to the terminology and article numbers as stipulated in the Code 2015. View details here.
In accordance with code art.5.4.2, ADO will be able to share their Test Distribution Plans with other ADOs (including WADA).
Code art.2.1.2: Splitting B sample into and B1 & B2 sample
In conformance with the Code 2015 - art. 2.1.2, ADAMS will allow the splitting an athlete’s B sample into two bottles – a B1 & B2 sample – and to allow the Labs to differentiate and to report the results accordingly after their analysis.
ISTUE art.7.0: TUES Recognition / Non-Recognition
In conformance with the ISTUE art.7.0, ADOs will be able to recognize TUEs granted by other ADOs.
ISTUE art.7.0: Request for TUE Recognition
In conformance with the ISTUE art.7.0, Athletes will be able to submit a request for TUE recognition to International Federations or Major Event Organizations through the TUE form.
As per the TUE Application Form template in the ISTUE, the TUE requestor will have the option to indicate if this is a retroactive TUE application.
A collapsible section will be added immediately under the “Next Competition and Date” box.
2015 International Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information
ADAMS data retention policies will be updated in accordance with the ISPPPI 2015.
TDSSA Sports- Disciplines list management
The list of sports/disciplines available in Doping Control Forms will be restricted to the ones in Appendix 1 and 2 of the International Standard for Sport Specific Analysis. It is available for download here.
The field, “Sport/discipline” in Test and DCF forms, will no longer be auto-filled based on the athlete profile information; a manual selection will be required.
Types of Specific analysis
The opportunity is taken to update the types of specific analysis:
Urine: ESAs (incl. recombinant EPOs and analogues), GHRF (GHRH/GHS/GHRP), GC/C/IRMS, GnRH, IGF-1 analogues, Insulins, OTHER
Blood: ESAs (incl. recombinant EPOs and analogues), GH Isoforms, GH Biomarkers, Blood Transfusions, HBOCS, IGF-1 analogues, Insulins, OTHER
What’s New in Release 3.7 (August 7th 2014)?
- Hematological passport validity calculation
As of September 1st 2014, the hematological passport validity will be calculated not only based on the delay between the sample collection and the analysis time (delay of 48h) but also based on the time difference between the sample collection and the laboratory receipt time (36h). Should any of the two conditions not be met, ADAMS will invalidate the result.
Both Testing Authority and APMU will be able to modify the value.
The validity of samples received by Labs. before September 1st 2014 will not be amended.
- Athlete Passport Custody revision
Currently the athlete passport custody is by default the International Federation.
This will be modified so that athletes that do not have Doping Control Forms with urine or blood passport samples will not have a passport custodian. The custodian will be assigned to the Testing Authority of the first DCF entered.
Current custody of athletes with Doping Control Forms in ADAMS will not be modified.
- Biological passport graphs display
Athlete Biological Passport graphs, currently display a maximum of 10 tests for small graphs and 30 for the expanded versions. Users will be allowed, when viewing the expanded graphs, to display all tests included in the passport for both Hematological and Steroidal Passports.
- Experts access to previously reviewed passports
Hematological and Steroidal experts will be able to view their previously submitted reports and associated passports using the Hematological and Steroidal passport quick search, search and the links in the received notifications.
The content of previously reviewed passports will not be updated; a snapshot will be available.
- Suspicious Steroid Profile Confirmation Procedure Request notification
The "Suspicious Steroid Profile Confirmation Procedure Request" notification will be introduced notification as per conditions given in TD2014EAAS version 2.0.
The notification type to add to your user accounts is “Lab Confirmation Procedure”.
- ATPF confirmation procedure request notification when an IRMS analysis is already completed.
The ATPF confirmation procedure request notification will not be sent when the submitted lab result includes an IRMS analysis type which is consistent with the administration of exogenous steroids and is "AAF".
- Steroidal variables - Significant digits
Laboratories will be allowed to enter any number of significant digits for steroidal variables. ADAMS will then adjust the number of digits as per the TDEAAS 2014 version 2.0
- Reduce the size of BPID
ADAMS BPIDs are becoming too complex; the number of characters will be limited to 8.
- Adding attachments to a biological passport page
New “Documents for experts” and “Documents for APMU” tabs will be added to the athlete biological passport page. This will allow documents sharing between Experts and APMU and between APMU and passport custodian.
- DCF altitude field
The altitude field (BP supplemental form) from the notification tab will be moved to the sample tab of the DCF.
What's New in ADAMS 3.6?
This version of ADAMS 3.6 features the following enhancements:
- Athlete access to the Athlete Biological Passport result validity
In addition to having access to their blood passport raw data and urine results, athletes also see whether their blood passport samples are valid or not. The information is available in "My Recent Tests".
The TUE status automatically changes to "Expired" and a note is added to the “Activity” tab when the substance expiry date passes (or the latest expiration date when there are multiple substances).
The TUE Certificate generated when the application form is approved always displays the sporting organization logo.
WADA Accredited Laboratories are able to indicate their general analyzing capabilities as a Lab and the methods that were used when analyzing the specific sample. This sample information is available to ADO users in the lab result page and certificate of analysis PDF form.
Steroid Parameters and Specific gravity fields are no longer be mandatory for B samples submissions.
- Lab result notification
The notification "Lab result" currently sent only when an AAF lab result is submitted and not matched to a DCF, is sent regardless of the matching status (to the Testing Authority, the IF governing the sport and WADA).
The “Atypical passport (steroid)” notification content was updated.
- Biological Passport
WADA APMU and experts are able to conduct their passports’ reviews in ADAMS.
As of September 1st 2014, Laboratories will receive a “Suspicious Steroid Profile Confirmation Request” notification as per conditions given in TD2014EAAS v2.0.
- Hematological Passport
ADO APMU and expert users are able to view the activity generated (which includes a reason for the update) when the sample validity is modified in a DCF.
ADO administrators can no longer remove athlete passport custody.
The printing of ADAMS pages using Internet Explorer was improved.
The maximum number of characters allowed in the whereabouts filing failure comment field is now set to 4000.
- ADAMS Mobile App:
Usernames with special characters are now accepted.