Sample Collection Personnel

Sport Ireland contracts Doping Control Officers (DCOs) and Chaperones (referred to as 'testers') as independent contractors to conduct testing in Ireland. These contractors are trained and accredited by Sport Ireland to conduct drug testing on behalf of the Council in accordance with the WADA International Standard for Testing and Sport Ireland Sample Collection Manual. If you are interested in getting involved in the programme in the role of a Doping Control Officer or Chaperones, please contact Siobhan Leonard, sleonard@sportireland.ie, 01-8608828, for further information.(There are not any courses currently organised for 2011, however Sport Ireland keeps a waiting list for those interested).

Blood Collection Officers (BCOs) are qualified phlebotomists who take blood samples for blood testing.

The Council contracts Anti-Doping Organisations overseas to conduct testing outside of Ireland, where athletes are living or training outside of Ireland.