ADAMS is an online program for data collection and storage. Each athlete has its own profile, which contains information about his or her whereabouts, passed doping tests and their outcomes, TUEs. ADAMS users are athletes, national anti-doping organizations, international sports organizations, national sports organizations, WADA and experts of WADA accredited laboratories. The data in ADAMS is stored on two servers using protection, similar to that used in the banking system.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) — the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries — WADA has an obligation to coordinate anti-doping activities and to provide a mechanism to assist stakeholders with their implementation of the Code.
The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose. It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.