Forms developed by the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) are required for participation in North Central District Science Day and the Marion Area Science & Engineering Fair. Below are links to pdf versions of these forms, which require Adobe® Reader®, a free download from the Adobe® Web site:
Follow the links below for pdf versions and descriptions of individual forms. SSP forms may also be downloaded as a complete package:
Note: Information can be typed into these forms before printing. Please take advantage of this feature!
Important: Do not send in originals of your signed forms with your registration materials; send in photocopies instead. You will need to make additional copies from your originals if you are selected for State Science Day, the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, or the Broadcom MASTERS Middle School Program.
The current rules are available as a pdf file Rules. To help a student determine which rules apply to a project and what forms are needed, the Society for Science & the Public has developed a Rules Wizard. Additional information may be found at International Rules for Pre-college Science Research.
Forms required for all projects
The following must be included with registration materials for all projects:
Forms required for some projects
Below are descriptions of the requirements for each of these forms and pdf versions of the forms.
Registered Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form
If research is conducted in a registered research institution (e.g., universities, medical centers, NIH, etc.) or industrial setting, the following must be completed by the scientist supervising the student research:
Qualified Scientist Form
A Qualified Scientist is required to supervise projects involving potentially hazardous biological agents and controlled substances. A Qualified Scientist is required to supervise some projects involving nonhuman vertebrate animals, and human subject studies with more than minimal risk. The Qualified Scientist must sign the following form prior to the start of student experimentation.
Risk Assessment Form
This form is required for all projects using hazardous chemicals, activities or devices or regulated substances. A Designated Supervisor or Qualified Scientist must sign the form prior to the start of experimentation.
Human Participants and Informed Consent Forms
For all research involving humans, including projects involving surveys, the following form is required. Approval by an Institutional Review Board is required before experimentation. The Adult Sponsor, Qualified Scientist, or Designated Supervisor cannot serve on the Institutional Review Board.
If your project requires informed consent of participants, then you need to download the following sample:
Vertebrate Animal Form
If your project will not be conducted at a regulated research institution, use form 5A. Your project must receive prior approval by a Scientific Review Committee, who will determine whether your project requires supervision by a Veterinarian, a Designated Supervisor, and/or a Qualified Scientist.
Research conducted at a registered research institution must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the institution. Form 5B needs to be signed by a Qualified Scientist or the Principal Investigator of the research project, and by the IACUC chair or coordinator. A copy of the IACUC approval must be attached.
Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form
Form 6A is required for all research involving microorganisms, rDNA and fresh tissue, blood and body fluids. Approval by a Scientific Review Committee is required before experimentation. The SRC must conduct a risk assessment and determine the appropriate biosafety level for the biological agents used in the research. Approval of a Qualified Scientist or a Designated Supervisor is required before experimentation.
Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form
Form 6B is required for all projects using fresh tissue, primary cell cultures, blood, blood products and body fluids. Students using any of these tissues must also complete form 6A. Approval of a Designated Supervisor or Qualified Scientist is required before experimentation.
Continuation Projects Form
If a project is a continuation in the same field of study as a previous year's project, then this form must be submitted.
Forms of the Society for Science and the Public are also available at Intel® ISEF Document Library