North Central Regional JSHS follows the Academy of Applied Science National JSHS rules and regulations and their guidelines.
Please review National JSHS guidelines to assist you. http://www.jshs.org/guidelines.html . Also, please take note of the following:
JSHS and State Science & Engineering Fair are two different program pipelines meant to continue to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and math. If you are completing a scientific research paper, and are planning on using the same research to compete with project in state science fair, you must make certain you are using the International Science and Engineering fair SRC guidelines. They are more stringent than Institutional IRBs.
Team projects. Students may present a report on work done as part of a class project, or as a science fair project or summer research project. However, students should report on their individual contributions to research. If students are part of a larger group, the presentation should focus on the individual contributions in the larger research project and properly acknowledge the contributions of other students, mentors, and/or teachers.
For team research that cannot be divided into individual presentations, a team leader should be selected to present the results of the group work. In this case, all JSHS directives applying to individual research investigations will apply to group research investigations. In the event the group presenter of the winning regional group is unable to present at the State level, this opportunity will be passed on to the next ranking project. This decision is made since the judges' evaluations and scores pertain to the individual presenter.
Research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects. Research involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects must be conducted under the supervision of an experienced teacher or research and follow state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the humane and ethical conduct of such research. This must be acknowledged in the students' written report.