HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST BLOOD DOPING IN SPORT
Who are we?
Exercise Research Australia in collaboration with SIAB, a leading international research body against blood doping in sport are seeking participants to be part of a new research study investigating EPO use in sport.
Do I meet the subject criteria?
Selection criteria: Males aged 18-39 years; VO2max 55+ ml/kg/min (to be tested); training 4-5 times per week (~2 hours each time) for a min. 2 years
Sports Background: Cycling- road, track, MTB, triathlon
What would I need to do?
Preliminary tests: To satisfy all selection criteria you will need to undergo a Medical Clearance, VO2max test and a performance test
Research Dates: Trials will commence on September 21st 2009 and finish on December 11th 2009
Research Group: You will be randomly assigned to either an EPO or placebo research group and will not know which this is until the end of the study
Time Commitment: Attend ERA laboratory (Clayton) or Doctors Office (location will vary) twice per week (Mon & Thurs) for 12 weeks
Competition: You will be prevented from competing until 6 weeks after your last research trial
Reimbursement: You will be provided with a nominal amount to offset travel costs
How do I register my interest?
Contact ERA: Please email Kiara to register your interest at email@example.com or call our office between 9 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday
Office No#: (03) 9905 9550
Do you know someone who may be interested?
Please pass this email onto any interested athletes in your training group/club so that they may contact us directly to register their interest.
Kiara Johnson (B.Ex.Sci.)
Exercise Research Australia Pty Ltd
Building 1 Monash Sport
Clayton VIC 3800
T (+613) 9905 9550
F (+613) 9905 9676