Form Submission for the EXPO

Pre-approval is required for certain types of projects, specifically those involving Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, or Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents. The Scientific Review Committee will meet periodically to review the paperwork and determine whether the experiment may proceed, or whether changes are necessary.

All forms that need to be submitted can be sent electronically to expo-scifair@nhsee.org, or they may be sent via the USPS to the following address:

NH Science & Engineering Exposition
P.O. Box 5202
Manchester, NH 03108-5202

Consent Form Checklist

This should be used as a reference when determining that the student/project complies with requirements of the New Hampshire Science & Engineering Exposition and the International Science and Engineering Fair. For more detailed explanation of project topics, Scientific Review Committee (SRC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Consent Forms, refer to the Manual.

To get all the forms, go to interactive forms.  This will bring up an interactive PDF file containing all of the forms that a registrant may need. Entries can be typed into the fields of this file. The resulting file can be saved and printed out for further use.

 

 All Projects  Human Subjects(1)  Vertebrate Animals  Hazardous Chemicals, Activities or Devices(2) Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents(3)  Research Performed in Industrial or Institutional Setting
 Is Pre-Approval needed? Yes, by IRB & SRC.   See note 4 below  Yes No  Yes  No
 Form 1A – Student Checklist & Research Plan  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes Yes
 Form 1 – Teacher Checklist  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Form 1B – Approval Form  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Form 1C – Research in Industrial Setting  Maybe  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Form 2 – Qualified Scientist  Yes, or      Form 3  Yes  Yes, or Form 3  Yes  Yes, or Form 3
 Form 3 – Risk Assessment Form
(Desig. Sup.)
 Yes, or      Form 2  Yes  Yes, or Form 2  Yes  Yes, or Form 2
 Form 4 – Human Subjects  Yes (see NOTE after #4 below)
 Form 5 (5A & 5B)  – Vertebrate Animal  Yes
 Form 6A – Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents  Maybe  Yes
 Form 6B – Human or Animal Tissue  Maybe  Maybe
 Form 7 – Continuation Projects Form  Yes, If Continued  Yes, If Continued  Yes, If Continued  Yes, If Continued  Yes, If Continued  Yes, If Continued
  1. If survey is used with human subjects, include copy with forms.
  2. DEA Controlled Substances, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco, firearms and explosives, hazardous chemicals and devices, and radiation are now a part of Hazardous Chemicals, Activities or Devices and do require a Qualified Scientist/Designated Supervisor. See Rules.
  3. All projects incorporating microorganisms, rDNA technologies, human or animal tissues, blood, or body fluids. 
  4. Projects involving human subjects need to be sanctioned first by a local Institutional Review Board, and then sent in to the NHSEE Scientific Review Committee for approval to begin.   For more info, see the Manual p. 5-9.

NOTE: Human Participants Form (4) is started by the student researcher(s) who complete the top part of the form, questions 1-4.  The IRB then completes the middle part (either disapproval, or approval with questions 1-5), and then fills in all three signatures.  The IRB should NEVER fill in the signatures and give a blank form to the students to complete it.

Forms for Download

Go to interactive forms to get an interactive PDF file containing all of the forms that a registrant may need. Entries can be typed into the fields of this file. The resulting file can be saved and printed out for further use.

 

Talent Release Form
Notebook Cover Sheet for Open Categories
Notebook Cover Sheet for Challenge Investigations
Sample Consent Form