In 2008, the NFL committed $3 million to a landmark research collaborative designed to further curtail the use of banned and illegal substances in sport. Founded by the NFL, United States Olympic Committee (USOC), United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Major League Baseball (MLB), the Partnership for Clean Competition, for the first time ever, combined the resources and expertise of many of America's leading sports entities to underwrite meaningful and scientifically legitimate anti-doping research. The focus of the PCC is to fundraise and make targeted grants in support of non-partisan and independent scientific research to be conducted at universities and other world-class research institutions.
Priorities for the collaborative include underwriting research that addresses:
As the initial founding partners, the NFL, USOC, USADA and MLB have collectively contributed $10 million to this landmark collaborative.
The PCC has awarded $3.2 million in grant funding since its inception in 2008.