WABDA is an independent foundation created through a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States of America, the European Commission and the World Anti-Doping Authority (ADA). It was set up on January 10, 2008 to coordinate the fight against brain doping in Academia. Its current chairman is Richard Pound, the current head of WADA.
The agency works to help individual academic federations implement testing procedures in the fields of academic research. It also produces a list of prohibited substances that academics are not allowed to take and maintains the World Anti Brain-Doping Code.