The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) is thrilled to partner with leading organizations around the world to support the new Social Science Research (SSR) Collaboration Platform. The SSR Collaboration Platform is an informal international “community of practice” for organizations that fund or support SSR related to sport integrity. Through this collaboration, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the PCC, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will work together to increase the visibility of social science research in sport. The SSR Collaboration Platform was launched at the end of April, and a link to the new website for the Platform was released last week.

Garnering responses from over 350 respondents representing research institutions, sports federations, anti-doping organizations, private organizations, and public authorities, the Stakeholder Survey revealed the importance of social science research to relevant stakeholders. It also highlighted challenges stakeholders face in accessing opportunities for social science research funding and research findings.

The new SSR Collaboration Platform and website aim to address these issues by aggregating and providing easy access to information about social science research funding opportunities and research findings for stakeholders.

The PCC looks forward to contributing to this collaborative effort by providing updates about the PCC Research Grant and Fellowship Programs, disseminating findings from PCC-funded research, and continuing to work with WADA and other partners to further develop the SSR Collaboration Platform.

To learn more, visit the SSR Collaboration Platform website.