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Rules and Guidelines

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The Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair will adhere to the Rules and Guidelines that apply to the
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for 2014

Los Angeles, USA, May 11 - 16,  2014

In addition to providing the rules of competition, these rules and guidelines for conducting research were developed to facilitate the following:

    • protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher

    • protect the rights and welfare of the human participant

    • protect the health and welfare of the vertebrate animal subject

    • ensure adherence to federal regulations

    • ensure use of safe laboratory practices

    • protect the environment

    • determine eligibility for competition in the Intel ISEF 2014

     


    INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
    2014 RULES AND GUIDELINES

    Rules for all Projects

    Ethics Statements
    Eligibility/Limitations
    Requirements
         General
         Approval and Documentation
         Continuation of Projects
         Team Projects
    Sources

    Roles and Responsibilities of Students and Adults

    The Student Researcher
    The Adult Sponsor
    The Qualified Scientist
    The Designated Supervisor
    The Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    The Affiliated Fair Scientific Review Committee (SRC)

    Other Review Committees
    The Intel ISEF Scientific Review Committee

    Human Participants

    General
    Exempt Studies
    Rules
    IRB Waiver of Written Informed Consent
    Human Participant Risk Assessment

    Vertebrate Animals

    General
    Rules for All Vertebrate Studies
    Additional Rules for Projects Conducted at School/Home/Field
    Additional Rules for Projects Conducted in a Regulated Research Institution

    Potentially Hazardous Biological Hazards

    General
    Rules for all Projects Involving Studies Involving Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
    Additional Rules for Projects Involving Unknown Microorganisms
    Additional Rules for Projects Involving Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Technologies
    Additional Rules for Projects with Tissues and Body Fluids, Including Blood and Blood Projects
    Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment -- Use this to Complete Form 6A

     Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices

    General
    Rules for ALL Projects Involving Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices
    Additional Rules for DEA-Controlled Substances
    Additional Rules for Prescription Drugs
    Additional Rules for Alcohol and Tobacco
    Additional Rules for Firearms and Explosives
    Guidelines for Risk Assessment

Display and Safety Regulations