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Approval Form (1B)
A completed form is required for each student, including all team members.
a. Required for projects that need prior SRC/IRB approval
BEFORE experimentation (humans, vertebrates or
potentially hazardous biological agents).
The SRC/IRB has carefully studied this project’s Research Plan/
Project Summary and all the required forms are included. My
signature indicates approval of the Research Plan/Project
Summary before the student begins experimentation.
SRC/IRB Chair’s Printed Name
Signature Date of Approval (mm/dd/yy)
(Must be prior to experimentation.)
3. Final ISEF Ailiated Fair SRC Approval (Required for ALL Projects)
b. Required for research conducted at all Regulated
Research Institutions with no prior fair SRC/IRB
approval.
This project was conducted at a regulated research institution
(not home or high school, etc.), was reviewed and approved
by the proper institutional board before experimentation and
complies with the ISEF Rules. Attach (1C) and any required
institutional approvals (e.g. IACUC, IRB).
SRC Chair’s Printed Name
Signature Date of Signature (mm/dd/yy)
(May be after experimentation)
SRC Approval After Experimentation and Before Competition at Regional/State/National Fair
I certify that this project adheres to the approved Research Plan/Project Summary and complies with all ISEF Rules.
Regional SRC Chair’s Printed Name Signature Date of Approval (mm/dd/yy)
State/National SRC Chair’s Printed Name Signature Date of Approval (mm/dd/yy)
(where applicable)
1. To Be Completed by Student and Parent
a. Student Acknowledgment:
• I understand the risks and possible dangers to me of the proposed research plan.
• I have read the ISEF Rules and Guidelines and will adhere to all International Rules when conducting
this research.
• I have read and will abide by the science fair ethics statement.
Student researchers are expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Scientiic fraud and
misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. Such practices include but are not limited to
plagiarism, forgery, use or presentation of other researcher’s work as ones own, and fabrication of data. Fraudulent
projects will fail to qualify for competition in ailiated fairs and ISEF.
Student’s Printed Name Signature Date Acknowledged (mm/dd/yy)
(Must be prior to experimentation.)
b. Parent/Guardian Approval: I have read and understand the risks and possible dangers involved in the
Research Plan/Project Summary. I consent to my child participating in this research.
Parent/Guardian’s Printed Name Signature Date Acknowledged (mm/dd/yy)
(Must be prior to experimentation.)
2. To be completed by the local or ailiated Fair SRC
(Required for projects requiring prior SRC/IRB APPROVAL. Sign 2a or 2b as appropriate.)
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