The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations helps NADOs, especially developing ones, to improve their programmes and to adopt best practices. iNADO has a growing repository of model documents and practices, and will promote and monitor their use. iNADO is developing a quality system for its Members to assist them with programme improvement and to demonstrate their reliability to other anti-doping organisations and to potential partners. In addition, iNADO offers professional development in various areas of anti-doping to support the expert staff of its Members.
But iNADO’s role is not limited to building anti-doping capacity. It acts as an advocacy organisation. It works on behalf of its member organisations to ensure that a clear and consistent message on anti-doping policy and practice is communicated to national and international sporting and government bodies such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the government-to-government International Anti-Doping Arrangement (IADA), UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
Membership is initially restricted to NADOs. In conjunction with WADA, the Institute will also assist Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (RADOs). In the future, iNADO may open its membership to the individual anti-doping practitioners, who are employed by or are volunteers of its Member NADOs.
iNADO's Vision: Clean Sport Together
iNADO's Mission: NADOs Sharing Best Practices; NADOs Speaking With One International Voice
In March 2011, a small group of National Anti-Doping Organisations agreed that there was a need for a body to represent all NADOs. A project was created to look at the feasibility of such an organisation. A project board comprising the NADOs of five countries (Australia, Norway, United Kingdom, USA and Canada) produced a proposal and financed the project.
The project board recommended to the NADO community that iNADO be created. This was supported unanimously at a meeting of NADOs in Paris on November 13, 2011. Steps were taken to recruit iNADO’s founding CEO. In February, 2012, iNADO was incorporated under the laws of the United Kingdom.
At a meeting in Lausanne on March 19, 2012, NADOs gave their views on what iNADO should do in the next year and how iNADO could improve communications. With that encouragement, and with the support of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), including a multi-year financial grant, the project board moved to make iNADO operational. In May, 2012, iNADO’s founding CEO was hired. Membership to the Institute was formally opened.
iNADO is set up as a not-for-profit membership body, limited by guarantee and incorporated under the laws of the United Kingdom. This means that in the event of winding-up iNADO, each member NADO is only liable for £1.00. iNADO's Constitution is its Articles of Association, registered with the UK Companies House: Articles of Association
iNADO has its office in Bonn, Germany, and is currently run by three staff. At present it has 67 Member NADOs.
iNADO is funded primarily from the fees of its Members. This is currently supplemented by its annual grant from WADA. In addition, iNADO has sponsorship revenue and income from the sale of its services (such as participation of non-Members at its events). iNADO aims to become financially self-sufficient in 2017.
iNADO operates according to an annual budget approved by its Board of Directors. iNADO’s accounts are audited each year by an external audit firm based in the United Kingdom.