RRI Project: Grades 9 to 12 only.
The student research or engineering project is conducted under the guidance of professional research staff from…
1. A Regulated Research Institution. (Government regulations for institution’s use of animals in accordance with rules of IACUC or Good Laboratory Practice,(GLP), etc.)
2. A professional research staff at a company or government lab.
3. With advice and guidance of a professional research scientist or engineer.
4. Mentors, other than teachers, who provide substantial guidance, data or sophisticated equipment not available in schools.
Judges will use Form 1C to determine student contribution to the research.
Note: Middle school projects for grades 6-8 may NOT be conducted in the facilities of a Regulated Research Institution.
If you are a student headed for a Registered Research Institution (RRI) to gain valuable research experience during the summer months you may wish to consider entering your project into the Synopsys Championship.
Here are important points to consider:
- Make sure the PI of the lab you are working in reads the Intel ISEF Rules and Guidelines before you begin. In previous fairs, projects were deemed “fail to qualify” because the PI did not understand that SSP’s Rules are more stringent that those for NIH etc.
- All paperwork has to be dated prior to start of experimentation so fill out the forms before you begin. Which forms are needed for your specific project may be determined by using the Wizard on the SSP web site.
- We will only accept RRI projects from students in grades 9-12 with the proviso that they were working legally at the RRI.
- You may only present work you have done yourself for your project.
- If you have a lab partner you may only enter a team project with another Santa Clara County student.