About the DRC database
This database is initiated for the use of professionals in international sports law. In this growing sector of the legal industry it is essential that information is transparent and accessible. Having experience in this field and particularly with FIFA DRC Decisions the authors concluded that a reformation of the decisions was necessary to increase the level of knowledge in the market.
- All published decisions from the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (as from 2002) in one database
- All new DRC decisions will be periodically updated into the database
- Easy to find with a professional search engine
- All decisions are summarized, analysed, sorted and ranked
- This transparent and accessible information completes your knowledge of all legal aspects of international football
- By gaining access to this valuable collection of all DRC decisions you have unique and valuable information for your professional purpose. A must have in the sports law industry.
- The database is edited by a.o. the author of the book “The jurisprudence of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber” Frans de Weger.
- Access to this valuable information all over the world simply through the internet and your personal account
Each account is for a single user using a single machine at a time. For each user of DRC Database in a company or organization a new subscription is necessary. It is not possible for two users to work with one subscription. All login information is unique and singular usable.
Persons who or institutions that are of the opinion they can be considered as potential subscribers for deviated prices can contact email@example.com. For example, students can contact the members of DRC Database in order to discuss the possibilities with regard to deviated prices and for a shorter period of time.
Click here for the Terms and Conditions of DRC Database.
Registration and payment
With the registration form you can register for a subscription. For a fast and effective completion of the registration process you will have to fulfil the payment immediately after entering all the necessary information on the given form. The payment process will take place via PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account you will be able to pay with your credit card. Within two working days you will receive a confirmation email with your login information.
To the registration form
You can choose to pay with credit card or with your PayPal account. Creating your PayPal account is easy. All you need is your email address and a password. Once your account is set up, you just need to attach your bank account, credit or debit card to make online payments in a few easy clicks. After you have validated the payment, PayPal will automatically write off the amount from your credit card or PayPal account.
Please use the same email address for the payment process as used in the registration process.
If you have questions about the payment process or want to pay in a different way you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the registration form you can also register for a trial subscription. You have to enter all the necessary information. Within two working days you will receive a confirmation email with your login information. This account will be valid for seven days.
With a trial subscription you will only be able to search part of the content and information of the search results.
Just go to the registration page and sign up for a new and regular subscription. Please use the same email address for the payment process as used in the registration process.
Content DRC database
No, the database is only available in English.
Yes, it is. These decisions aren’t in the database yet with the total content. We will let you know as soon as that is available. Please send a request for these decisions (if possible with the subject and the case number) to email@example.com.
Using DRC Database
Once your registration, and if necessary payment, are processed you will receive within two working days a confirmation email with your login information. With this information you can login to the website for the first time. After login you can create a new personal password.
How can I search DRC Database?
When searching the database, just enter any combination of words into the search engine and hit the search button. Use key words of the subject or content of the decision you want to find. The database will swiftly search all DRC Decisions. There is no need to use connection words (OR, AND) or words like ‘the’ and ‘a’. The search engine automatically sorts the results on relevance, based on your search terms. The most relevant decisions automatically appear on the top of the list. If the desired decisions aren’t found you should refine your search instructions. The search results can be sorted on relevance, date and importance rating (given by the authors).
Relevance is guaranteed by the editors, whom have summarized the decisions carefully. Like many other search engines our engine can give more search results than expected. Some of the results can be irrelevant. However, because of the engine’s ability to sort and prioritize the results on relevance, there will be no need to browse through all results, because you can focus on the top part of the results ( just like Google).
It should also be noted that the system has excluded some material words from the search engine. Words like ‘the’, ‘a’ etc. shall not be considered in your search: the system adds no value to these words.
Each decision of the DRC on the website of FIFA is provided with a so-called Case Number. The first number often stands for the month of the year concerned. The second number often stands for the year of the decision. The other numbers of Case Number refer to the number of the case itself. Each decision and search result of the DRC is further provided with a Date, which also speaks for itself.
With respect to the Headwords it must be underlined that the editors lifted out the most relevant key words, so-called Headwords. For example, a decision of the DRC related to a just cause for a player is provided with headwords such as “just cause player”. In most decisions the DRC refers to relevant articles of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (also known as RSTP). Be aware that different versions of the RSTP rules exist. Therefore, the editors pointed out which version of the RSTP is applicable by making reference to the specific version. For example, in case article 17 of the RSTP 2005 is applicable to the case at hand, this will be described by the editors as “17 (edition 2005)”.
The main section is the Summary, which is subdivided in Facts, Considerations and Decision. The editors tried to avoid any personal comments within the Summary by following the original facts and considerations of the DRC decision.
Therefore the content of DRC Database is solely meant for general legal guidance only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific legal, financial and/or other advice/procedures (for more information, see also the Terms and Conditions that apply to the use of the website and to the use of all information and content on the website of DRC Database). In the section Importance, the editors classified the decision by providing it with number of stars (between * and * * * * *). Finally, each decision is concluded with a link to the original PDF-document of the decision concerned.
These pages are under construction on the FIFA website. As soon as these are available they will be available through our system.
Yes, via the button in the top right corner you can change the information in your profile
If you have any further questions regarding the use of DRC Database, please don’t hesitate to ask us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send us an email with all the necessary information regarding the problem to email@example.com.
No, DRC Database is an online application. You have just got www.drcdatabase.com and log in. You can use DRC Database all over the world through the internet and your personal account.
If you have any further questions regarding DRC Database, please don’t hesitate to ask. You contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.