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New collaboration platform for social sciences research

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last week announced the launch of a Social Science Research (SSR) Collaboration Platform established by WADA in partnership with the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to raise the visibility of social science research in sport.
The new platform is an informal “community of practice” for international organisations that fund or support social science research in sport integrity matters. Its focus is to share best practices and raise the visibility of social science research to increase its usability and, ultimately, its impact on the sporting system. The overarching research themes that capture all of the organisations’ common interests are:

  • Athlete welfare/wellbeing
  • Sport integrity
  • Values-based education
  • Sport governance
  • Effectiveness of education
  • Equality and inclusion in sport
  • Athlete environment/influences on behavior
  • Impact of technology on sport integrity

Stakeholders interested in improving social science research regarding sport integrity are invited to respond to a short survey by 31 May. 

Should you have any questions regarding the new Social Science Research Collaboration Platform, please contact Ani Meliksetyan, Coordinator, Research and Policy (Education), at:

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