Opening of a national anti-doping laboratory based at Moscow University

The Moscow University Charter has been updated with guidelines about the addition of a new structural unit, a national anti-doping laboratory. Using contemporary methods, the laboratory will implement measures to provide anti-doping support to Russian national sports teams and carry out independent testing of samples of biological materials for doping control, while also conducting research aimed at preventing and fighting doping in sports.

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Submitted by the Ministry of Education and Science.

Following the results of an 11 October 2016 meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport, it has been decided to establish a national anti-doping laboratory as part of Moscow University (item 2c of the list of presidential instructions No Pr-2179 of 9 November 2016).

In this connection, according to the signed decree, the Moscow University Charter (approved by government resolution No 223 of 28 March 2008) has been updated with clauses about the creation of a new structural unit, a national anti-doping laboratory. Using contemporary methods, the laboratory will implement measures to provide anti-doping support to Russian national sports teams, carry out independent testing of samples of biological materials for doping control, while also conducting research aimed at preventing and fighting doping in sports.

The introduced amendments will allow the national anti-doping laboratory to carry out its activities at Moscow University (independent of government authorities) both in accordance with the International Convention against Doping in Sports of 19 October 2005 and Russian law.