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ECM aids anti-doping battle in sports

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In its fight against doping in sports around the globe, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has enlisted the help of an enterprise content management system. The agency is using Livelink ECM from Open Text to handle information security and controls, automate internal functions and facilitate intra-organizational communication, according to Open Text.

WADA wanted a solution that could handle its escalating information management needs while providing a high level of security and flexibility. "Some of the information we maintain requires strict security due to legal requirements, so security and control over information are top priorities," says David Howman, WADA director general. "We also needed flexibility in our new system so that staff can easily find, use and share the information they need based on their roles within the organization."

WADA, which is based in Montreal, is composed and funded by the sports movement and world governments. It coordinated development and implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code, and now monitors sport and government compliance with that code. The agency also promotes global research to detect emerging doping substances and methods, fosters the establishment of anti-doping programs in underserved areas and develops strategies for athlete anti-doping education.

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