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.
Use the following links to access the 2016 forms and rules handbook.
ISEF Rules & Guidelines (also apply to GSEF):
https://student.societyforscience.org/ international-rules-pre-college-science- research
ISEF/GSEF Required Forms Wizard: