Please review the information in the 2017 State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida Rules Supplement and 2017 International Rules for Pre-college Science Research prior to completing Project Forms.
Please note: In accordance with the Intel ISEF rules, there are some rules of the SSEF of Florida that are more stringent than the official Intel ISEF International Rules and Guidelines. These additional requirements will take precedence over the International Rules.
The International Rules & Guidelines include the forms necessary to document adherence to the rules. These forms constitute written documentation of what will occur, or in some cases, has already occurred, in a research project. They are designed to provide the information that is needed to review the project to ensure compliance with the Intel ISEF rules and with laws and regulations that apply to the project.
Before experimentation begins, a local or regional Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Scientific Review Committee (SRC) associated with the Intel ISEF-affiliated fair must review and approve most projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, and potentially hazardous biological agents. Note: If a project involves the testing of a student designed invention, prototype or concept by a human, an IRB review and approval may be required prior to experimentation. See Human Participants Rules for details.
The forms should be filled out and signed before any research takes place. (ONLY Forms 1C, 5B, 7, and the abstract are done AFTER the research.) The dates of the signatures reflect when the approval or consent is given. Use MM/DD/YY format for ALL dates.
Forms Required of ALL Projects
RSEF Documentation Checklist
NEW for 2017! RSEF Entry Forms: Individual Entry Form PDF (Fillable form version) or Team Entry Form PDF (Fillable form version)
Form 1 – Checklist for Adult Sponsor / Safety Assessment Form
Form 1A – Student Checklist Form
NEW for 2017! RSEF Research Plan Template
Form 1B – Approval Form
Official SSEF of Florida Abstract Form
Form 1C – Regulated Research Institutional / Industrial Setting Form
Form 2 – Qualified Scientist Form
Form 3 – Risk Assessment Form
Form 4 – Human Participants Form
Sample Informed Consent Statement
SSEF of Florida Verification of Informed Consent Form
Form 5 – Vertebrate Animal Form (5A and 5B)
SSEF of Florida Mortality Report
Form 6A – Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form
Form 6B – Human and Vertebrate Tissue Form
SSEF of Florida BSL-1 or BSL-2 Safety Assessment
Form 7 – Continuation Projects Form
Intel ISEF Project Resources
This “wizard” asks a series of questions about your planned project and will provide a list of forms that you need to complete.
Provides a brief explanation of each form in the Rules and Regulations, and when it should be completed.
Summarizes SRC reviews leading up to the Intel ISEF, with pointers about what NOT to do.
This document summarizes the most common reasons that a project fails to qualify at the Intel ISEF.