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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. Throughout this document, we have used fictitious names for all persons in our screen shots and examples. Any resemblance to real persons, living or not, is purely coincidental.Please note, too, that some screen shots may appear different than in your installation due to browser settings and hardware configuration of your computer.

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 values.
    The validity of samples received by Labs. before September 1st 2014 will not be amended.
  • As of September 1st 2014, the time received” of blood ABP samples by the Laboratory will become mandatory for all Biological Passport Lab Results submissions in ADAMS.This entails that the format of the field “date_received” in the CSV import files will become “yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm” instead of currently “yyyy-mm-dd”.
  • 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 now 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.

Version of ADAMS 3.6 features the following enhancements:

  • Lab capabilities and methods: WADA Accredited Laboratories will be able to indicate their general analyzing capabilities as a Lab and the methods that were used when analyzing the specific sample. This sample information will be available to ADO users in the lab result page and certificate of analysis PDF form.
  • Steroid Parameters and Specific gravity fields will no longer be mandatory for B samples submissions.

The enhancements of version ADAMS 3.5 were:

  • hGH and Marker Reporting: Updates to the 2012 International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) require laboratories to follow specific protocol when reporting hGH and hGH Marker Adverse Analytical Findings.The new Sample Analysis Attributes have been manually created in ADAMS. Each type is associated with four dedicated (new) Threshold Substances, which are available as selection options from the List of Prohibited Substances.


What's New as per 1 Jan 2020?

Substance codes: due to the revision of the Prohibited List 2020 there will be a major change on the Substance classes S1.1A Exogenous AAS and S1.1B Endogenous AAS.

The subdivision into exogenous/endogenous will be removed and all AAS will be joined into one new class S1.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS). Consequently there is an impact on the specific codes of the substances. The new codes as of 1 Jan 2020 can be found here.

  • codes in class S1.1:  in the 2nd worksheet the specific codes of the substances in class S1.1 are stated. Presently they show a suffix '_' at the end (e.g. androstanolone_ ) which will be removed effective 1 Jan 2020, which means that as a Lab you can continue to use the specific codes in your batch Import/Update files as they were valid for the classes S1.1A/B.
  • codes in class S1.1A/B: see the substance codes in the first worksheet. A suffix _A or _B will be added to the specific codes in the substance class S1.1A respectively S1.1B, effective 1 Jan 2020. Therefore, should you after 1 Jan 2020 want to update an existing result containing a substance of class S1.1A/B, make sure to specify the appropriate suffix _1A or _1B.

What's New in March 2019?

  • The list of APMU recommendations and Experts' opinions were updated as per the 2019 ISTI effective on March 1st 2019:
    • The option "Passport Suspicious: suspicious further analysis required" was replaced with "Suspicious". Reports previously submitted are not impacted.
    • New options: “Unanimous likely doping” and “APF” were added for APMU users.
    • When an APMU report is submitted with any of the above recommendations, the "Likely Doping" notification type is triggered.
  • The Athlete Biological Passport Custodian was added to the subject of the following notifications: "Atypical Steroidal Passport notifications", "Atypical Hematological Passport notification", "Biological result notification",   "New data logger uploaded".

What's New in February 2019?

  • The value "-2" is allowed for all steroidal parameters.

What's New in September 2018?

  • ADAMS Legal consent and data privacy is available in: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, Italian, Magyar, Serbian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil).
  • ADAMS sends suspicious account activity email alerts: Atypical Account Activities emails

What's New in July 2018?

  • The field "Blood Analyzer" is mandatory in the BPLR form.
    (Import column name remains "analyser")
  • Each laboratory, must add to its organization settings their analyzer's type

What's New in June 2018?

What's New in March April 2018?

  • Users have to provide a email address and optional mobile phone number (Alternate Login Options)
  • Users with validated mobile phone number are offered an alternate login method should they forget the answers to their security questions (User Contact Details)
  • Administrator accounts can only be created and edited by ADAMS administrators
  • All temporary passwords (including the ones assigned by administrators) expiry within 24 hours

What's New in Release 5.2 ?

  • Updates to IRMS conclusions.
  • Performance enhancements.

What's New in Release 4.7.0 ?

Labs are able to indicate a dedicated Overall IRMS conclusion irrespective and independent from the overall Lab test result.
The PDF Test-report to the Testing/Result Management Authority (TA/RMA) will be enhanced with this new IRMS-conclusion.

The relevant updated pages in the User Guide for WADA-accredited Laboratories are:

What's New in Release 4.1 ?

  • The “comment” field of the Biological Passport Lab Results is no longer available to athletes
    The comment field of the Biological Passport Lab Results form will no longer be available to athletes.

  • Athlete Biological Passport pages
    • The banner available to APMU and Expert users will also display the athlete age and Passport custodian.
    • Additional fields will be available for selection in the Biological Passport table

  •  Updates to comply with TD2016EAAS

Inline with the TD2016EAAS the following modifications will be implemented and effective as of January 1st 2016:

    • New Steroidal Passport algorithm
      The Steroidal Passport algorithm will be updated to reflect the changes in the TD2016EAAS.

      •  New graph for 5a-diol/E will be added to the steroidal Passport.
      • Criteria for sending the Suspicious Confirmation Procedure request notifications will be updated.
      • The Confirmation Procedure Request notifications will not be sent when a lab result is submitted with an IRMS analysis.

    • Urine Lab Result form updates
      • A warning will be displayed on urine lab results that triggered a confirmation procedure request.
      • Confirmed specific gravity will become mandatory.
      • The concentration of Epitestosterone should be reported as “-2” when the chromatographic peak signal for E cannot be detected (i.e. below the Limit of Detection).

  •  Other updates:
    • The fields “Sample Collection date” and “confirmed specific gravity” will become mandatory for urine lab results submission.
    • The field “Sample Collection date” will be mandatory for blood results submissions.
    • As of January 1st 2016: The name of the analysis attribute GHRF (GHRH/GHS/GHRP)  will be changed  into  GHRF (GHS/GHRP) , and a new attribute GHRF (GHRH) will be added.