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Montana State Science Fair

Division I Paperwork Guide (Grades 9-12)

All students are strongly encouraged to complete ISEF's Rules Wizard to help determine what forms and approvals are necessary before beginning a science fair project. Click here for a complete listing of the 2015 Rules & Guidelines and the 2015 forms.

Students/teachers may also choose to review the paperwork guide below with links to the applicable forms. Please note: All projects involving Humans, Vertebrate Animals, or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (microorganisms, DNA, or Tissues) require prior approval by an SRC or IRB. If you have questions about the required ISEF paperwork, please sumbit submit your questions with a detailed research plan/protocol to: mssf@mso.umt.edu 

Forms REQUIRED for all Projects:

Submitted via email: mssf@mso.umt.edu or fax: (866) 616-3533

Form 1: Checklist for Adult Sponsor

Form 1A: Student Checklist with Research Plan

Form 1B: Approval Form

Abstract Form

Additional Forms if the Project involves:

1) Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices

Form 2: Qualified Scientist Form

Form 3: Risk Assesment Form

OR

Form 1C: Regulated Research Institution Form

Form 3: Risk Assessment Form

(see ISEF rules to determine appropriate form set)

 

2) Vertabrate Animals*

Form 2: Qualified Scientist Form

Form 5A: Vertabrate Animal Form

OR

Form 1C: Regulated Research Institution Form

Form 5B: Vertabrate Animal Form

(*Requires SRC or IRB approval PRIOR to experimentation; see ISEF rules to determine appropriate form set)


3) Human Subjects*

Form 2: Qualified Scientist Form

Form 4: Human Subjects Form

OR

Form 1C: Regulated Research Institution Form

Form 4: Human Subjects Form

(*Requires SRC or IRB approval PRIOR to experimentation; Documentation of written Informed Consent is required for most projects; see ISEF rules for additional information on risk assessment, informed consent, and the rules governing human research)


4) Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents*

Form 2: Qualified Scientist Form

Form 6A: Hazardous Risk Assessment Form

Form 6B: Human and Vertabrate Animal Tissue Form (if applicable)

OR

Form 1C: Regulated Research Institution Form

Form 6A: Hazardous Risk Assesment Form

Form 6B: Human and Vertabrate Animal Tissue Form (if applicable)

(*Requires SRC or IRB approval PRIOR to experimentation;see ISEF rules to determine appropriate form set)


5) If the Project is a continuation from a previous year:

Form 7: Continuation Projects Form

(In addition to all other relevant forms)


All applicable forms should be scanned and emailed to: mssf@mso.umt.edu or faxed to: (866) 616-3533

Montana State Science Fair

Dr. Earle Adams - Director

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812

mssf@mso.umt.edu