ALL PROJECTS MUST ADHERE TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR RULES (ISEF) *Follow link to rules and guidelines. https://student.societyforscience.org/international-rules-pre-college-science-research
If you answer YES to one or more of the 6 following statements indicated with a + sign then you MUST use the google form that appears at the end of these instructions. You might want to print this document before typing into the online form so you will have full and complete answers to each of the prompts. If you answer NO to ALL of the 6 following statements you can start your experiment without approval of the safety committee. Be sure you check the link to the international science fair rules provided above. # note if it is discovered that your project did involve any of the following and prior permission to safely experiment was not given it will result in immediate rejection to move on to the county level competition.
YES or NO?** 1. My/our project was performed at a college or professional lab. ** 2. My/our project uses humans taking surveys or other mental or physical tests or tasks. ** 3. My/our project uses human or vertebrate animal bodily fluids or tissues. ** 4. My/our project uses vertebrate animals in a manner that manipulates their behavior, habitat, or nutrition. ** 5. My/our project uses microbes (bacteria, fungi, ) in culturing (growing) experiments. ** 6. My/our project uses one or more of the following:+ uses recombinant DNA (rDNA)+ culturing or engineering of clinically significant multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs)+ culturing of human or animal waste+ genome editing studies that include alteration of germline cells, insertion of gene drives, or use of rapid trait development systems (RTDS). End of questions. If answering YES to one or more - Please now follow these INSTRUCTIONS below: Project Proposal must BE COMPLETED BETWEEN November 26th 2018 AND February 1ST 2019. Please read through all the prompts carefully and answer fully.ACSEF safety committee will notify you via email if your project can proceed safely. The earlier you get approval the more time you’ll have to experiment and gather significant data. Once you have received the okay to begin the experiment then you MUST return to our website http://acsef.org and read the criteria for qualifying for the Golden Gate Stem Fair.