SRC Preapproval


The OCSEF Scientific Review Committee or SRC is set up by the OCSEF to help students comply with an established body of rules for scientific experimentation. The goal of these rules is to protect the researcher, the subjects involved in research, and the community where the research takes place.

Submitting your project to the SRC does not guarantee your acceptance into the OCSEF or ISEF, but you must obtain SRC pre-approval for your project in order to enter the science fair competition. We strongly recommend you submit your project for review in order to protect everyone involved.

Instructions: Complete the following form. Pay special attention to the certifications section. Once you start you must finish or all entered data will be lost.

It is best to type the Project Proposal off-line and Copy/Paste the sections into the application form. Your proposal will be saved in our database and displayed to the SRC without formatting. Use a text editor (eg. Notepad) to edit your proposal before you Copy/Paste it into the form below.

Certification Process: Certification Process: This is the last part of the SRC submission process. If you use human subjects, vertebrate animals, human or animal tissue, recombinant DNA, pathogenic agents, or controlled substances in your project, you must have the required Certification Forms completed before starting your project. The forms are available on this website for you to complete. Be prepared to upload your completed certifications at the end of this submission.

Certifications should be completed and signed prior to the start of any experimentation.



OCSEF and ISEF
SRC Submission

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Contact Information

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Partner Information (only required from a group project)

 

Project Information

Please enter the title of your project.
Please select the category of your project
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Teacher/Advisor information

Your teacher/advisor is the person who has the primary responsibility of supervising you during the project. For most students, this is their school science teacher, but sometimes for students in grades 9 through 12, your science teacher might not be aware of your participation in a science fair project. In this case, an advisor might be a mentor or even parent. In any case, this person should be aware of your procedure and advise you on the appropriate safety measures to be taken for your project.


Please enter your teacher's first name.
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Please select your school.
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If your school is not listed above, please select "Other" from the list and enter your school name below.

 

Project Proposal

The next part of the SRC submission is your Project Proposal. We recommend you type your Project Proposal off-line and "Copy and Paste" the sections into the application form.

The proposal should be kept brief (one typewritten page or less using Times New Roman 12 point font). Your proposal is saved in our database and displayed to the SRC without formatting. Please use a text editor, such as notepad, to edit your abstract before you "Copy and Paste" it into the form below. Follow the format provided below. Please keep responses short. All parts must be completed in order to submit the form.


Project Proposal Format For Science Projects

  1. Problem Statement: What is the question to be answered through your experiment?
  2. Hypothesis: What is your educated/testable answer to your question.?
  3. Materials: List major equipment, all chemicals and materials to be used.
  4. Procedure:
    A. What major steps do you intend to follow to investigate the problem?
    B. What factor (variable) will you alter in order to test your hypothesis?
    C. Describe the intended sample size and number of trials.
    D. What measurements do you intend to take?

Project Proposal Format For Engineering Projects

  1. Problem Statement: What is the problem to be solved by your project?
  2. Design Goals: What are the design requirements and constraints for your solution?
  3. Materials: List major equipment, all chemicals and materials to be used.
  4. Procedure:
    A. What major steps do you intend to follow to prototype your solution?
    B. What factors will you include in tests of your prototype?
    C. Describe the number of times your prototype will be tested and redesigned.
    D. What measurements do you intend you take?

Please enter your problem statement.
Please enter your hypothesis.
Please list your materials.
Please enter your procedure.

 

Project Certifications

Certification forms are available on this website in a savable PDF format. Fill out any required certifications, save them to your computer, and then upload them here as appropriate.

Please make a choice.
Please upload a completed Human Subject Certification PDF file.
Please make a choice.
Please upload a completed Vertebrate Animal Certification PDF file.
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Please upload a completed Vertebrate Tissue Certification PDF file.
Please select yes or no.
Please attach your saved hazardous materials certification PDF.
Please make a choice.
Please attach your saved regulated research certification PDF.

 

Submit Form

Once you have completed the form, click the submit button below. Please be patient as it may take several seconds to process your submission. After you submit the form, you will see a confirmation (SRC Submission) page. You will also be emailed a confirmation of your submission. Print a copy of the submission page in the event that your email filters block the receipt of our email.

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