2017 Project Registration
An updated Project Registration System went on-line Sept 8. Any required forms are are now uploaded as part of the registration process. No paper mailings are required. Read this page before starting your registration.
Registration Now Closed – Questions: Contact Registration Chair
To register Click Here or on the “Project Registration Form” button on the right.
It’s best to first preview the Online Registration form and prepare the required research plan information as a Word doc. Have your advisor look it over. See PDF of registration form.
Note: Scroll Down This Page to Access Any Forms that might be needed for your research! E-Z Path Projects don’t require any additional forms.
- Students may compete in only one Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) affiliated fair except when proceeding to the state fair from an affiliated regional fair as a finalist.
- All High School Students must register their projects with the fair as soon as they select their topic and no later than December 1, unless participation will be determined by a school fair.
- Non-EZ Path Middle School projects must submit their online registration including research plan for approval by December 1. This applies to all projects that potentially could be selected by schools to compete at CSEF.
- Submit your project registration online. This must include your Research Plan. (ISEF Forms 1, 1A, and B are not required.) To finalize registration, students and parents must complete the Fair’s Release Form that is now as part of your registration.
- Middle school student registration with Research Plan and completed Release Form must be submitted online within 10 business days of the school fair and no later than February 15.
- Students from school competitions must submit their registration by 8 pm Feb. 15. No registrations will be accepted after this deadline except with prior approval by the Registration Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mar. 1– Abstract submission deadline. Get information about writing an abstract Submit Abstract Online
- Students should first see if their school participates in the fair by contacting their school’s science coordinator or by checking the school registration status page.
- Students from schools not affiliated and not wishing to affiliate with the Fair or home schooled students can register as independent students directly with the CSEF.
- You must contact the Registration Chair to receive permission.
- Completed registrations and the $35 registration fee must be received by November 15.
- If the number of students from a school not affiliated with the fair exceeds the fair’s affiliated school allocation, the fair committee will select projects based on the quality of the work proposed in the research plan. Affected students will be informed shortly after Dec. 1.
CSEF Registration & Research Plan
- If your research involves hazardous procedures or biological research, you will need to compete ISEF forms and upload them as part of your registration. Scroll down on this page for links to these forms.
- Once you submit the online form, a copy of the entire registration will be sent to you at the email address entered on the form. Save/print it for yourself and your advisor.
- All students are required to submit a research plan questionnaire and research plan online with their registration.
- Projects involving biological and hazardous research require approval prior to starting starting research See ISEF Rules. The additional forms below must be submitted to the CSF Scientific Review Committee if the school or regional fair does not have such a committee.
- After you have completed your research, you are required to submit a project abstract by March 1st. Help with writing an abstract is available in the Student Guide
Note: Taking the EZ Path is recommended for first time participants not familiar with life science research concerns. You and your advisor can avoid complicated forms by choosing a topic that falls within the EZ Path guidelines.
Forms are required for potential hazardous or biological research projects and will need PRIOR approval of your project by the CT Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF) Scientific Review Committee (SRC) or a local Institutional Review Board (IRB). If your research requires any of forms 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 DO NOT START YOUR PROJECT until approval has been received. The only exception is for research projects performed in research institutions in accordance with their rule committees.
For projects involving human subjects (even questionnaires), vertebrate anminals (including your pets) biological work, or hazardous work, the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) forms will be required.
Review the list below and determine with the help of your advisor which ones, if any, you require. You can use the ISEF Forms Wizard to help to you through the process. Note: You do not need to submit ISEF forms 1, 1A, and 1B to register with CSEF. You will need whatever other forms the ISEF Forms Wizard find are required for your work.
Before Starting Your Online Registration
It is Recommended That You Download Any ISEF Forms That You and Your Advisor Believe May Be Necessary To Complete Your Registration.
Forms that you and your advisor believe are required for your project need to be filled out, printed and mailed to CSEF registration. Completed forms may be emailed to Registration. However, signed copies must be provided to CSEF Registration for your final project approval. These forms are also available through links within the online registration form.
Forms labeled ISEF are directly linked to ISEF’s website.
ISEF Form 1 Checklist Adult Sponsor– Not Required – CSEF only requires this form for the top winning high school projects that are selected to compete at the Intel ISEF.
ISEF Form 1A Student Checklist– Not Required – CSEF only requires this form for the top winning high school projects that are selected to compete at the Intel ISEF.
ISEF Form 1B Approval Form– Not Required – CSEF only requires this form for the top winning high school projects that are selected to compete at the Intel ISEF.
ISEF Form 1C Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting– This form must be completed after experimentation by the adult supervising the student research conducted in a regulated research institution, industrial setting or any work site other than home, school or field.
CSEF Form 1D Not Required Release Form: Liability for Exhibits & Risks of Research Plan and Publicity; Ethics Policy– This form is now part of the online registration. Hand signed copies are no longer required.
ISEF Form 2 Qualified Scientist– May be required for research involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, and DEA-controlled substances. Must be completed and signed before the start of student experimentation.
ISEF Form 3 Risk Assessment Form– Required for projects using hazardous chemicals, activities or devices. Must be completed before experimentation.
ISEF Form 4 Human Subjects and Informed Consent– Required for all research involving human subjects. (IRB approval required before experimentation.)
ISEF Form 4 Human Informed Consent Sample– For completion by researcher and human subjects.
ISEF Form 5 (5A & 5B) Vertebrate Animal– Form 5A is required for all research involving vertebrate animals that is conducted in a Non-Regulated Research Site. (SRC approval required before experimentation.) Form 5B is is required for all research involving vertebrate animals that is conducted in a Regulated Research Site.
ISEF 6A Potential Hazardous Biological Agents– Required for research involving microorganisms, rDNA, fresh/frozen tissue, blood and body fluids. SRC/IACUC/IBC approval required before experimentation.
ISEF 6B Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue– Required for projects using fresh/frozen tissue, primary cell cultures, blood, blood products and body fluids. If the research involves living organisms, please ensure that the proper human or animal forms are completed.
ISEF 7 Continuation Projects– Required for projects that are a continuation in the same field of study as a previous project. This form must be accompanied by the previous year’s abstract and Research Plan.
Email to your teacher/advisor any ISEF forms needed for your project that require their teacher/advisor approval. We will accept advisor name, and contact information in place of their signature.
Wynn Muller, Registration Chair, 860-635-1139