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ISEF Rules and Regs


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ISEF Sources of Information - URLs not guaranteed current

  • All Projects

1. United States Patent and Trade Office

Customer Service: 1-800-786-9199 (toll-free);

571-272-1000 (local); 571-272-9950 (TTY)

www.uspto.gov        www.uspto.gov/patents/process/index.jsp 

2. European Patent Office  www.epo.org       www.epo.org/applying/basics.html

3. The Mad Scientist Network at Washington University School of Medicine: www.madsci.org

4. Aquatic Nuisance Species ANS Task Force   www.anstaskforce.gov      www.anstaskforce.gov/Documents/ISEF.pdf

5. APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Invasive Species List    www.aphis.usda.gov/

6. Invasive Species Specialist Group        www.issg.org

The Global Invasive Species database contains invasive species information supplied by experts from around the world.

7. Invasive Species Information    www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/resources/lists.shtml

Provides information for species declared invasive, noxious, prohibited, or harmful or potentially harmful.

8. Success with Science: The Winner’s Guide to High School Research    http://www.successwithscience.org

Gaglani, S. and DeObaldia, G. (2011). Research Corporation for Science Advancement.   ISBN 0-9633504-8-X


  • Human Participants

1. Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Title 45 (Public Welfare), Part 46-Protection of Human Subjects (45CFR46)


2. Dunn, C. M. and Chadwick, G. L., Protecting Study Volunteers in Research, 3rd Edition (2004). Boston, MA: Thomson Centerwatch. ISBN 1-930624-44-1.

3. NIH tutorial, “Protecting Human Research Participants”    http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/PHRP.pdf

4. Belmont Report, April 18, 1979    www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.html

5. Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. (1999). Washington, DC: AERA, APA, NCME.    www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/standards.aspx

6.  American Psychological Association    www.apa.org

750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242     phone: 202-336-5500; 800-374-2721

Information for students:    www.apa.org/science/leadership/students/information.aspx

Information regarding publications: www.apa.org/pubs/index.aspx

7. Educational and Psychological Testing - Testing Office for the APA Science Directorate

phone: 202-336-6000   email: testing@apa.org     www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/index.aspx

8. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506)     www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm

  • Vertebrate Animals
    • Animal Care and Use

1. Laboratory Animals, Institute of Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), Commission on Life Sciences, National Research


2. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition (2011)



3. Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (2003), Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR).


To order these ILAR publications contact: National Academies Press,  500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20055

phone: 888-624-8373 or 202-334-3313; fax: 202-334-2451,     www.nap.edu

4. Federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), 7 U.S.C. 2131-2157, Subchapter A - Animal Welfare (Parts I, II, III)


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Document is available from: USDA/APHIS/AC, 4700 River Road, Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234, email: ace@aphis.usda.gov

phone: 301-734-7833; fax: 301-734-4978,   http://awic.nal.usda.gov

5. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching (Agri-Guide)

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International)

https://www.aaalac.org/    https://www.aaalac.org/about/Ag_Guide_3rd_ed.pdf

6. Guidelines for the Use of Fish in Research (2014), American Fisheries Society.

www.fisheries.org     www.fisheries.org/afs/docs/policy_16.pdf

7. Euthanasia Guidelines -  AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (2013) American Veterinary Medical Association


    • Alternative Research and Animal Welfare

1. The National Library of Medicine provides computer searches through MEDLINE: Reference & Customer Services

National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894

888-FIND-NLM or 888-346-3656; 301-594-5983;

email: info@ncbi.nlm.nig.gov    www.nlm.nih.gov    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

2. National Agriculture Library (NAL) provides reference service for materials that document a) Alternative Procedures to Animal Use and b) Animal Welfare. Animal Welfare Information Center, National Agriculture Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 410, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

phone: 301-504-6212, fax: 301-504-7125   email: awic@ars.usda.gov    www.nal.usda.gov/awic

3. Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) provides a variety of information on animal sources, housing and handling standards, and alternatives to animal use through annotated bibliographies published quarterly in ILAR Journal.

ILAR ‑ The Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Keck 687, Washington, DC 20001

phone: 202-334-2590, fax: 202-334-1687     email: ILAR@nas.edu  http://dels.nas.edu/ilar

4. Quarterly bibliographies of Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing may be obtained from:

Specialized Information Services - NLM/NIH, 2 Democracy Plaza, Suite 510, 6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5467, Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

phone: 301-496-1131; Fax: 301- 480-3537    email: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov  https://www.sis.nlm.nih.gov    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/altbib.html

5. Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) has worked with scientists since 1981 to find new methods to replace the use of laboratory animals in experiments, reduce the number of animals tested, and refine necessary tests to eliminate pain and distress.

email: caat@jhsph.edu    http://caat.jhsph.edu/

6.  Quality Assurance Manuals (for appropriate species)

Such as:

Poultry: https://www.ams.usda.gov/?dDocName=STELDEV3002393

Beef: http://www.bqa.org/manuals.aspx

Pork: http://old.pork.org/filelibrary/youthpqaplus/ypqamanual.pdf

  • Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents 

1. American Biological Safety Association: ABSA Risk Group Classification – list of organisms     www.absa.org

2. American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)    www.atcc.org

3. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology website – follow the links for resources and microbial databases for a collection of international websites of microorganisms and cell cultures.     www.bergeys.org/resources.html

4.  Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) - 4th Edition. Published by CDC-NIH   www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/BMBL.pdf

5. World Health Organization Laboratory Safety Manual    www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/guidance/en

6. Canada – Agency of Public Health – list of non-pathogenic organisms http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/index-eng.php

7. American Society for Microbiology https://www.asm.org/division/w/web-sites.htm

8. Microbiology Society, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU, UK

education@microbiologysociety.org     http://microbiologyonline.org

9. NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules. Published by National Institutes of Health.


10. OSHA – Occupational Health and Safety Administration     www.osha.gov


  • Hazardous Chemicals, Activities or Devices 

General Lab/Chemical Safety

1. Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories, Volumes 1 and 2, 2003. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Order from (first copy free of charge): International Rules: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs 2017 – 2018 student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef Page 23,  American Chemical Society,  Publications Support Services, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, phone: 202- 872-4000 or 800-227-5558

email: help@acs.org    www.acs.org/education

2. General      Howard Hughes Medical Institute has resources for working with cell cultures, radioactive materials and other laboratory materials.


3. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website for green chemistry    www.epa.gov/greenchemistry

4. Safety and Data Sheets (SDS)   www.flinnsci.com/msds-search.aspx     A directory of SDS sheets from Flinn Scientific Inc. that includes a ranking of hazard level and disposal methods.   www.ilpi.com/msds/index.html - A listing of numerous sites that have free downloads of MSDS sheets.

5. Pesticides - 

     National Pesticide Information Center  http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/products.html  Describes the various types of pesticides and the legal                 requirements for labelling. Provides links and phone numbers to get additional information.

     Environmental Protection Agency   http://iaspub.epa.gov/apex/pesticides/f?p=PPLS:1     A database of product labels. Enter the product name             or company name to view the approved label information of pesticides which are registered with the agency.

6. DEA Controlled Substances   Drug Enforcement Agency website:  www.justice.gov/dea/index.htm

Controlled Substance Schedules – a list of controlled substances:  www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/

7. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau -www.ttb.gov

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives    www.atf.gov

8.  Radiation    Radiation Studies Information (CDC)   www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/default.htm

9. CDC Laboratory Safety Manuals   www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/index.htm

10.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration    www.osha.gov

Safety and Health Topics:  www.osha.gov/SLTC       www.osha.gov/SLTC/reactivechemicals/index.html  

www.osha.gov/SLTC/laserhazards/index.html     www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiationionizing/index.html

11.  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission    Material Safety and Inspection Branch, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852     phone: 301-415-8200; 800-368-5642   www.nrc.gov


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