Every project that involves the testing or interaction with human subjects (e.g. measuring human activity, in-depth questionnaires, surveys), must have approval by a school’s ethics committee constituted at their school. Students must provide evidence of a written consent of each subject and their parents/guardians (if the subject is less than 18 years old). Care must be taken to ensure the anonymity of each subject in all submitted documentation so you do not need to submit these signed forms with your entry, just a blank copy of your Informed Consent Form. You must retain these forms in case you are called upon to provide evidence of subject consent.
Click on the link to download a copy of our Young Scientist editable Informed Consent Form.