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Workshop Aids to Support Society-Affiliate Fair's SRC and D&S Committees

The following resources are intended to support the Scientific Review Committees, Institutional Review Boards and Display & Safety Committees that work at the local, regional and state levels. They have been created by ISEF SRC and ISEF D&S Committees to support training that they do at ISEF.  

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Operational Guidelines for SRC and IRB Review Boards
Guidance to SRC and IRBs regarding proper composition and the duties, responsibilities and timelines for each review body.
Checklist for SRC Review 
This document was developed to provide guidance for an SRC to review a project AFTER experimentation.
Common Scientific Review Committee (SRC) ProblemsThis page summarizes SRC reviews leading up to ISEF, with pointers about what NOT to do.
Most Common Reasons for Projects to Fail to Qualify at  ISEFThis page summarizes the most common reasons that a project fails to qualify at ISEF.
Human Participant Risk Assessment Guide
A document to aid your IRBs in making sound decisions for human participant project approvals and permissions needed. 
Online Survey Consent Procedures
Suggested procedures to conduct online survey research addressing assent and parental permission.
ISEF Guidelines for Biosafety Level 1 Self Assessment Checklist
This document provides direction on how to assess a laboratory for BSL-1 research.
ISEF Guidelines for Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory Facilities & Operations - A Self- Assessment Safety Checklist
This document is intended to aid in assessing whether a laboratory is an appropriate site for conducting BSL-2 studies in locations other than a BSL 2 laboratory in a registered/regulated research institution (e.g. high school laboratory, medical office, diagnostic lab).
Case Studies for SRC Training (ISEF SRC Symposium 2019)This document provides different scenarios that were presented at the 2019 SRC Symposium.


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