Division I Paperwork Guide

Division I Paperwork Guide (Grades 9-12)

All students are strongly encouraged to complete ISEF's Rules Wizard to help determine what forms and approvals are necessary before beginning a science fair project. Visit the Student Society for Science website for a complete listing of the 2017 Rules & Guidelines and the 2017 forms.

Students/teachers may also choose to review the paperwork guide below with links to the applicable forms.
Please note: All projects involving Humans, Vertebrate Animals, or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms, DNA, or Tissues) require prior approval by an SRC or IRB. If you have questions about the required ISEF paperwork, please sumbit submit your questions with a detailed research plan/protocol to: mssf@mso.umt.edu 

Forms REQUIRED for all Projects:

Additional Forms if the Project involves:

1) Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices

OR

(see ISEF rules to determine appropriate form set)

2) Vertabrate Animals*

OR

(*Requires SRC or IRB approval PRIOR to experimentation; see ISEF rules to determine appropriate form set)

3) Human Subjects*

OR

(*Requires SRC or IRB approval PRIOR to experimentation; Documentation of written Informed Consent is required for most projects; see ISEF rules for additional information on risk assessment, informed consent, and the rules governing human research)

4) Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents*

OR

(*Requires SRC or IRB approval PRIOR to experimentation; see ISEF rules to determine appropriate form set)

5) If the Project is a continuation from a previous year:

(In addition to all other relevant forms)

For projects involving Humans, Vertebrate Animals, or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms, DNA, or Tissues), all applicable forms should be scanned and emailed to: mssf@mso.umt.edu.