The Safety Review Committee (SRC) checks each application to make sure it meets ISEF requirements, as spelled out in the ISEF rules. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that meets federal regulations for reviewing research projects.
The SRC will contact any student whose project does not meet the rules. If possible, any missing information may be provided. For example, if a student forgot to mail in a form but has it properly completed can supply this when requested.
Not all issues can be resolved. For example, if a project needed prior approval by an SRC or other body and the student did not get that review, then the project will be disqualified because approval cannot be given after the project is done.
Any project that does not meet the rules will be disqualified and the student will not be able to compete at the fair. Students whose projects are disqualified will be notified prior to the fair.
Online registration information, including the research plan, is used by the SRC to determine whether a project meets the necessary requirements. The printed and signed forms will be matched with the online information, so make sure the two match.
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