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Requirements for Participation in iGEM 2013 High School

Below is a list of requirements for participating in the iGEM 2013 High School Division. Note that this list is currently in DRAFT form and is subject to change.

  1. Team Composition:
    • An iGEM high school team must consist primarily of high school students. The team must be supervised by at least one instructor. This instructor can be either a high school teacher, an industry professional, or a college/university professor. A team can have one or more team advisors who are college students, high school teachers, professors, or industry professionals.
    • Students are considered high school students if they have not yet received their high school diploma by the iGEM registration deadline.
  2. Team Structure:
    • The structure of iGEM teams is flexible. Several schools may combine to form a team and a school may have several teams.
  3. Consent Forms:
    • Teams must submit all required consent forms before they will be approved as an iGEM team. Each participant must submit a signed participant consent form. High school students must have a parent sign their consent forms. The principal of each participating high school must sign the principal consent form. If the team will be performing their laboratory work at a laboratory separate from the high school, the manager in charge of the laboratory must sign the laboratory manager consent form.
    • For more information and to download the consent forms, see the Consent Forms page.
  4. Registration and Other Fees:
    • Team registration: A registration fee is required for each team.
    • High School Jamboree attendance fees: An attendance fee is required for each individual attending the High School Jamboree.
    • For more information about fees see the team registration fee page or the attendance fee page.
  5. Project Documentation:
    • The team's project must be documented on the iGEM Wiki, the parts used in their project must be documented in the Registry online. You have the freedom to be creative, but a few specific rules apply. See the wiki requirements.
  6. Attribution:
    • The description of each project must clearly attribute work done by the students and distinguish it from work done by others, including the host labs, advisors, instructors, technicians, sponsors, professional website designers, artists, and commercial services.
  7. Safety:
    • Teams are required to answer the Safety questions on their team Safety Wiki page. See the Safety page for the list of questions.
  8. Project Presentation:
    • All teams are required to present at the High School Jamboree in June 2013. Each team will give a 20 minute presentation and present a poster of their project. Oral and poster presentations must be given by the students.
  9. Software:
    • If your team is participating in the software tools track, you must make tools for use with standard BioBrick parts. Software tools must be available as open source projects on the iGEM servers. See more information on the Software Tools page.
  10. Positive Contribution:
    • All participants are required to work hard to build positive contributions to society and have lots of fun!