As an NGB the IAWA and all its members are signed up to the Irish Sports Council’s Anti- Doping Policy. Through the Irish Sports Council Act, 1999, the Irish Sports Council was mandated to establish an Anti-Doping Committee, chaired by a registered medical practitioner as appointed by the Minister. The role of the Anti-Doping Committee is to assist and advise the Irish Sports Council in relation to the performance of its functions under section 6 (1)(d) of the Irish Sports Council Act, including: Providing assistance and advice to the Council on policy formulation relating to the three strands of testing, education and research required under the terms of the Council of Europe Anti- Doping Convention, 1989 and Providing assistance and advice to the Council's staff on policy matters

In carrying out its responsibility the Committee:

  • Advises on the proposed placement of future contracts, awards of tenders, etc.;
  • Advises on the ongoing analysis of/input to the National Testing Programme and related matters including input and advice with regard to the Anti-Doping Unit's results management and quality assurance;
  • Reviews and advises on education programmes;
  • Reviews and advises on research requirements;
  • Reviews and advises on national and international policies and requirements in conjunction with the Anti-Doping Unit;
  • Advises the Irish Sports Council on budgetary and resource requirements with regard to the development of the Anti-Doping Programme.


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