The Center of Research and Expertise in anti-Doping sciences (REDs) is a leading international research center with the ability to carry out independent, multi-disciplinary and innovative studies and provide expertise in all the anti-doping sciences.

The REDs also provides postgraduate courses (MSc and PhD) in doping and the fight against doping, together with specialized continuing training courses for coaches, administrators, anti-doping supervisors, doctors and managers who are helping to advance the fight against doping.

  • Research: Working in conjunction with the world’s leading specialists, the REDs is able to carry out independent, multi-disciplinary and innovative research relating to the fight against doping.
  • Consulting: The REDs network of widely respected, independent experts can provide international sport organizations’ medical, disciplinary and bodies with consultancy services covering the scientific, legal and certificatory aspects of the fight against doping.
  • Training: We are able to draw on our research and consultancy activities in order to provide cutting-edge training courses for people involved in every aspect of the fight against doping.

As an independent research center within the University of Lausanne, the REDs has developed a coordinated approach to the fight against doping and can thereby help national and international federations, the international network of anti-doping laboratories and individual sports teams combat this destructive aspect of sport.


Researchers working on this theme:

Institute of Sports Sciences

  • Raphael Faiss – Research manager
  • Denis Hauw - Associate professor
  • Bengt Kayser - Professor Emeritus
  • Grégoire Millet - Associate professor
  • Fabien Ohl - Full professor
  • Olivier Salamin - Graduate assistant
  • Jonas Saugy - Research Manager

School of Criminal Sciences

  • Stefano Caneppele - Associate professor
  • Fiona Langlois - Graduate assistant

(Fraud, scientific and forensic investigations, criminology and sport).

Publications on this research theme:

  • Krumm, B., Botrè, F., Saugy, J. J., & Faiss, R. (2022). Future opportunities for the Athlete Biological Passport. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4.
  • Moreillon, B., Equey, T., Astolfi, T., Salamin, O., & Faiss, R. (2022). Removal of the influence of plasma volume fluctuations for the athlete biological passport and stability of haematological variables in active women taking oral contraception. Drug Testing and Analysis.
  • Salamin, O., Langer, T., Saugy, J., Saugy, M., Grabherr, S., Kuuranne, T., & Nicoli, R. (2022). Comparison of three different blood matrices for the quantification of endogenous steroids using UHPLC‐MS/MS. Drug Testing and Analysis.
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