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International rules for pre-college science research

The 2016 International Rules are applicable for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2016 to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, May 8–13, 2016.

The International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs is published annually to support students doing independent research safely. They are the official rules of the Intel ISEF and students competing at an SSP-affiliated science fair.  

The purpose of these rules is to:

  • protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher
  • protect the rights and welfare of the human participant
  • ensure adherence to federal regulations
  • ensure use of safe laboratory practices
  • protect the environment
  • determine eligibility for competition in the Intel ISEF 2016

For rules questions, please contact the Intel ISEF Scientific Review Committee at SRC@societyforscience.org.    

Translations of the International Rules

Spanish - The text of the 2012 International Rules translated into Spanish in a downloadable format.

Arabic - The text of the 2013 International Rules translated into Arabic in a downloadable format.

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