Rules and Guidelines
A Resource of the Society for Science & the Public
2016 Rules, Guidelines and Forms
Adult roles and
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Scientific Review Committee (SRC)
Be sure to check boxes.
Date of review before research.
Make sure all dates are accurate.
Signatures must be before data collection.
At the end on
Student Checklist (1A)
Abbreviated Research Plan provided
IRB approval required by federal law.
SRC approval required.
If 1-4 on
Date prior to experiment
If done in research institution.
Not school or home.
Scientific Review Committee
A Scientific Review Committee (SRC) is a group of adults knowledgeable about regulations concerning experimentation.
Vertebrate animals, hazardous chemicals, and hazardous biological agents.
When in doubt, have review
An SRC consists of a minimum of three members.
The SRC must include at least: a) biomedical scientist (e.g., Ph.D.,
M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.O.) b) an educator c) at least one other member (school administrator)
SRC- Additional Expertise extended knowledge of biosafety or of human risk groups
If animal research is involved, at least one member must be familiar with proper animal care procedures.
If unavailable then documented contact with an external expert is appropriate and encouraged.
May not be members of SRC
To eliminate conflict of interest,
the Adult Sponsor
Parents the Qualified Scientist the Designated Supervisor
must not serve on the SRC reviewing that project.
The SRC Chair signs the box in #2a on the
Approval Form (1B).
Copy of approved form should be returned to students as soon as possible, so that they can begin experimentation.
The Institutional Review
A committee that, according to federal regulations (45-CFR-46), must evaluate the potential physical and/or psychological risk of research involving humans.
All proposed human research must be reviewed and approved by an IRB before experimentation begins.
This includes review of any surveys or questionnaires to be used in a project.
consist of a minimum of three members which include
an educator a school administrator (preferably principal or vice principal), include an individual who is knowledgeable about and capable of evaluating the physical and/or psychological risk involved in a given study.
May be a:
physician’s assistant registered nurse
licensed social worker licensed clinical professional counselor
May not be on IRB
May not serve
parent or other relative of the student the Qualified Scientist
Designated Supervisor who oversees the project may serve on the IRB reviewing that project.
• The IRB Chair signs the box in #2a on the Approval Form
• Copy of approved forms should be returned to students as soon as possible, so that they can begin experimentation.
• After project is complete.
• Required to attend
• Will not save . Must complete and print.
Qualified Scientist Form (2)
Risk Assessment Form
Hazardous chemicals, activities or devices, microorganisms that DO NOT require SRC approval
Date prior to experiment.
Human participants research
Risk Assessment form
The IRB evaluates the project and determines
Requirement for Qualified Scientist
Requirement for written informed consent/assent/parental permission
If IRB determines that written informed consent/assent or parental permission is required, documentation is obtained on an
“informed consent” document
• Completed with
• Every participant must complete.
• Parent signature for under under
• Before research
Complete top make copy for each participant.
All must be dated before research
Adult Sponsor must keep all consent forms and present upon request.
Submit copy of Human Consent form, but not the individual ones.
SRC determines level of supervision appropriate for the study:
Form 5A required
ACTIVITIES OR DEVICES