Paperless technology will be implemented by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in an effort to streamline the sample collection process.
USADA claims that the MODOC — “a digitized, fully integrated system to plan, execute and document ‘In-Competition’ and ‘Out-of-Competition’ controls” — would “reduce the potential for human error, improve the flow and security of testing data and ensure that results are obtained in a timely and accurate manner.”
Announcing the implementation of a new paperless anti-doping system, MODOC, a cutting-edge technology solution that will streamline USADA's sample collection procedures and create a better experience for athletes. Learn more at https://t.co/EZctcMEAUj#Antidoping #Technology pic.twitter.com/xdEmWtWsJF— USADA (@usantidoping) March 8, 2023
Introduced in 2014, MODOC has been processing over 25,000 testing sessions every year in national testing programs and major events.
MODOC was used at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gamess, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“USADA is constantly looking for ways to improve our service to athletes while also ensuring the highest levels of security and the absolute integrity of the anti-doping process,” said USADA chief executive Travis Tygart.
“The strategic implementation of MODOC illustrates our commitment to being the gold-standard in a nti-doping, and we’ve been extremely pleased with the smooth transition to this new technology.”
USADA said MODOC offers a “more straightforward anti-doping process,” ensuring athletes are able to focus on their performance.
“We are thrilled to partner with USADA and support their efforts to protect clean athletes and the integrity of competition,” said MODOC CEO of German company Professional Worldwide Controls.”
They also partner with Qatar Anti-Doping, Anti-Doping Denmark, Sport Integrity Australia and FIFA, among others.
“MODOC is a platform that will bring new levels of efficiency, security, and athlete satisfaction to the anti-doping program.”