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HIGH SCHOOL ISEF PAPERWORK

Individual projects require the following forms in their packet of paperwork. Team projects submit one packet of paperwork; however, teams must submit an individual Approval Form 1B for each team member as part of that packet.


BEFORE EXPERIMENTATION BEGINS:

Required Forms

  1. Complete ISEF Student Checklist (1A) – start and end dates can be filled in later
  2. Follow Research Plan or Project Summary Instructions – this plan/summary is a required part of Form 1A
  3. Complete Box 1 on the Approval Form 1B
  4. Complete Checklist for Adult Sponsor (1) – this form helps to determine if your project requires SRC Review based on your answer to question 4


ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK for RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMANS, VERTEBRATE ANIMALS, and POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Individual and team projects may require one or more additional forms in their packet of paperwork before experimentation, based on the nature of their project. Learn if you need additional forms by completing the Checklist for Adult Sponsor (1) and the ISEF Rules Wizard


BEFORE SRC REVIEW (if required) and BEFORE EXPERIMENTATION

SRC Forms

  1. Complete Additional Forms as Required by Rules Wizard
    1. Qualified Scientist Form (2)
    2. Risk Assessment Form (3)
    3. Human Participant Form (4)
      1. Human Informed Consent Form Sample
    4. Vertebrate Animal Form (5A)
    5. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form (6A)
      1. Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (6B)


AFTER EXPERIMENTATION ENDS:

Every individual and team projectis requiredto submit an Abstract Form in the final Packet of Paperwork. Projects also may require one or more additional forms in their packet of paperwork after they have completed their experimentation. 

Abstract and Final Forms

  1. Complete the ISEF 22 Categories Abstract Form.
  2. Complete Regulated Research Institution/Industrial Setting Form (1C) – only if your research was conducted in a regulated research institution, industrial setting, or any work site other than home, school, or field.
  3. Complete Vertebrate Animal Form 5B – only if research involving vertebrate animals were conducted at a Regulated Research Institution.
  4. Complete Continuation/Research Progression Projects Form (7) – only if you are continuing an earlier project from a prior year.
  5. Post-Project Summary – only if there were changes to the project’s research plan or project summary during the course of the project.


PAPERWORK PACKET DEADLINE DATE – Friday, January 11, 2019

  1. Review your packet of paperwork – preferably with your Adult Sponsor – to ensure all forms have been completed.
  2. DO use a binder clip (or a paper clip) to keep your original documents together. Do NOT staple your paperwork; do NOT place your paperwork in a folder. 
  3. DO keep a copy of your packet of paperwork for your project notebook.
  4. Original paperwork must be submitted to the Community Education Office at Northrop, 201 8th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or postmarked no later than January 11, 2019.


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