The first half of the Research Challenge Bootcamp will cover the 2015-2016 rules, forms, deadlines, competition dates, etc. The second half will be hands-on and active with participants learning what good protocol paperwork looks like, understanding how to do a thorough review & provide constructive feedback to students and working in small groups to review provided case study protocols.
This workshop includes training for schools that wish to field their own Scientific Review Committee (SRC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) in order to be able to review student research protocols (human, microorganisms, hazardous "stuff") for approval PRIOR to the start of data collection as required in the Intel ISEF Rules for Pre-College Research.
CENTRAL NM REGION ONLY: Attendance by at least ONE committee member from each school wishing to field a local SRC/IRB at the Research Challenge Bootcamp is MANDATORY!! Attendance by at least ONE person from each school planning to send students to the Regional Research Challenge is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.