The RSLSF operates under Youth Science Canada’s guidelines for the use of animals and human participation.  All guidelines must be met for any project to enter the Canada Wide Science Fair.  Complete YSF guidelines can be found at http://youthscience.ca/node/835 Adult supervisors must be aware of Ethics Guidelines and ensure that projects are compliant.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us before you begin your project.  We would be happy to assist with this.

 

HUMAN PARTICIPATION

Basic Principles

  1. Human participants are safe and treated with respect and dignity.
  2. All information collected is kept confidential.
  3. Human participant must give their informed consent.

DOES YOUR PROJECT INVOLVE PARTICIPANTS?

If your experiment requires participants to fill out surveys, questionnaires or perform any tasks…

USE OF ANIMALS

Basic Principles

Any experiment involving animals must have

  1. Scientific or Education Value and
  2. Avoid gratuitous harm.

ARE YOU USING ANIMALS IN YOUR PROJECT?

If your experiment involves the use of animals both lower and higher order, embryos(including eggs), animal parts (cells, tissues, organs, plasma)…