DOES YOUR PROJECT INVOLVE HUMANS OR ANIMALS? IF SO... PLEASE READ ON... YOU WILL NEED ETHICS APPROVAL FROM BOTH THE QRSTF AND POSSIBLY YOUTH SCIENCE CANADA TO TAKE PART IN OUR SCIENCE FAIR
You do not need to have an ethics approval for the following situations:
testing personal care items on synthetic or artificial material. (testing toothpaste on simulated teeth)
If you use a credited open source database that you have cited.
Observing and analyzing humans or human behavior in a public setting. (observing human behavior at crosswalks)
If do not know if your project needs approval - ask anyway. Contact Us!
Vancouver District Science Fair has an excellent Chart for deciding if you need approval.
When asking for an approval please provide detailed information about your project so that we can make an informed decision. When sending your email request please include all forms, partner information, project title and abstract, and any other important information. If you are using a survey. please include a copy of the survey with your request.
A special Thank you to the Vancouver District Science Fair for some of the information on this page.