An athlete may be nominated by UK Anti-Doping or their National Governing Body (NGB) to be in the National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP).
This means that they will be asked to provide up-to-date information about their Whereabouts to ensure they can be tested at anytime and anywhere with no advance notice.
NRTP athletes will receive an induction onto an online the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System, known as ADAMS. This is a secure website to which athletes submit their Whereabouts. This information includes:
- a complete mailing address
- details of any impairment
- for every day, one specific 60-minute slot between 05:00am and 11:00pm at a specific location where - the athlete will be available for testing
- the full address of a daily (overnight) residence for each day
- full details of any regular activity – training, work, university/school
- full details of any competition that they may take part in
It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that the information supplied is kept up-to-date and accurate at all times.
If an athlete is unavailable for testing when an Anti-Doping Organisation attempts to test them during the specific 60-minute slot as provided by the athlete, then a missed test may be recorded.
If an athlete fails to provide and update the required Whereabouts information, then a Filing Failure may be recorded.
Any combination of three missed test(s) and/ or fling failure(s) within a 12-month period will constitute an anti-doping rule violation.