International Rules: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs 2020–2021, societyforscience.org/ISEF2021 Page 31
Checklist for Adult Sponsor (1)
This completed form is required for ALL projects.
Adult Sponsor’s Printed Name Signature Date of Review (mm/dd/yy)
To be completed by the Adult Sponsor in collaboration with the student researcher(s):
1. I have reviewed the ISEF Rules and Guidelines, including the science fair ethics statement.
2. I have reviewed the student’s completed Student Checklist (1A) and Research Plan/Project Summary.
3. I have worked with the student and we have discussed the possible risks involved in the project.
4. The project involves one or more of the following and requires prior approval by an SRC, IRB, IACUC or IBC:
Humans Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
Vertebrate Animals Microorganisms rDNA Tissues
5. Items to be completed for ALL PROJECTS
Adult Sponsor Checklist (1) Research Plan/Project Summary
Student Checklist (1A) Approval Form (1B)
Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form (1C) (when applicable; after completed experiment)
Continuation/Research Progression Form (7) (when applicable)
Additional forms required if the project includes the use of one or more of the following (check all that apply):
Humans, including student designed inventions/prototypes. (Requires prior approval by an Institutional Review Board (IRB);
see full text of the rules.)
Human Participants Form (4) or appropriate Institutional IRB documentation
Sample of Informed Consent Form (when applicable and/or required by the IRB)
Qualiied Scientist Form (2) (when applicable and/or required by the IRB)
Vertebrate Animals (Requires prior approval, see full text of the rules.)
Vertebrate Animal Form (5A)-for projects conducted in a school/home/ield research site (SRC prior approval required.)
Vertebrate Animal Form (5B)-for projects conducted at a Regulated Research Institution. (Institutional Animal Care and
Use Committee (IACUC) approval required prior experimentation.)
Qualiied Scientist Form (2) (Required for all vertebrate animal projects at a regulated research site or when applicable)
Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (Requires prior approval by SRC, IACUC or IBC, see full text of the rules.)
Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form (6A)
Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (6B)-to be completed in addition to Form 6A when project involves the use of
fresh or frozen tissue, primary cell cultures, blood, blood products and body luids.
Qualiied Scientist Form (2) (when applicable)
The following are exempt from prior review but require a Risk Assessment Form 3: projects involving protists, archae and
similar microorganisms, for projects using manure for composting, fuel production or other non-culturing experiments,
projects using color change coliform water test kits, microbial fuel cells, and projects involving decomposing vertebrate
Hazardous Chemicals, Activities and Devices (No SRC prior approval required, see full text of the rules.)
Risk Assessment Form (3)
Qualiied Scientist Form (2) (required for projects involving DEA-controlled substances or when applicable)
Risk Assessment Form (3)
I attest to the information checked above and that I have read and agree to abide by the science fair ethics statement.
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