While paperwork poses an administrative burden on students and adult sponsors, the documentation allows adult sponsors and fair coordinators to ensure safe and ethical research.  Students should note the difference between "rules" and required paperwork.  Even if you have the correct forms signed, if your procedure or practices violate Intel International Science and Engineering Fair rules, you cannot compete at the regional fair. 

Figuring out which forms to complete and how to complete them

One Page Guide to Paperwork

Students can use this one page guide in class to identify the forms they will need to complete.

Intel Rules Wizard

This is an interactive paperwork wizard.  Students answer questions, and the wizard identifies the forms the students need to complete.

Abstract Instructions

Guidelines and tips on what the abstract should include and how it should be written.

Research Plan Instructions

Guideline on what the research plan should describe.

Forms - Individual PDF files

Form 1C

Regulated Reasearch Institutional/Industrial Setting Form - This form must be completed AFTER experimentation by the adult supervising the student research conducted in a regulated research institution, industrial setting or any work site other than home, school or field.

Form 2

Qualified Scientist Form - May be required for research involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, and DEA-controlled substances.

Form 3

Risk Assessment Form - Required for projects using hazardous chemicals, activities or devices.

Form 4

Human Participants Form - Required for all research involving human participants not conducted at a Registered Research Inst. Sample informed consent form.

Form 5A

Vertebrate Animal Form - Required for all research involving vertebrate animals that is conducted in a school/home/field research site.

Form 5B

Vertabrate Animal Form - Required for all research involving vertebrate animals that is conducted in at a Regulated Research Institution.

Form 6A

Potentiall Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form - Required for research involving microorganisms, rDNA, fresh/frozen tissue, blood and body fluids.

Form 6B

Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form - Required for projects using fresh/frozen tissue, primary cell cultures, blood, blood products and body fluids.

Form 7

Continuation Projects Form - Required for projects that are a continuation in the same field of study as a previous project.