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Vertebrate Animal / Human-Subjects Research

What Needs Research Approval?

All research published in JEI must adhere to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) guidelines for ethical research involving vertebrate animals and human subjects. In most cases, this involves obtaining approval for your project from either a Scientific Review Committee (SRC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), or Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning your research.

SRC: a group of people who review each research project to ensure that it meets ethical standards and complies with all legal requirements

IRB/IACUC: a group of people associated with a federally regulated research institution