Science Fair Projects Using Vertebrate Animals

The Basics - Science Fairs Rules and Guidelines
  • International Rules and Guidelines for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

  • Science Fair Project Guide from Science Buddies

    Science Fairs Rules and Guidelines for Projects Using Vertebrate Animals
  • Rules for Studies Involving Vertebrate Animals for ISEF Fairs

  • Projects Involving Vertebrate Animals from Science Buddies

  • If you need assistance in locating an IACUC as part of your research process, please feel free to contact CSBR

    Awards Offered at the International ISEF Fair and Affiliated Science Fairs for Excellent Projects Utilizing Vertebrate Animals and Following IACUC Guidelines
  • States United for Biomedical Research Special Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

  • California Society for Biomedical Research's Ron Orta Excellence in Biomedical Research Award (California and Nevada Intel-Affiliated Science Fairs)

    Laws, Rules and Regulations for Research With Animals and Animal Care
  • The National Institutes of Health, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

  • The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals is the cornerstone of federal laws and regulations regarding animals in medical research. It plays an important role in decision making regarding the use of vertebrate laboratory animals because it establishes ethical, practice, and care standards for researchers and their institutions. The use of laboratory animals in research, teaching, testing, and production is also governed or affected by various federal and local laws, regulations, and standards. Together, the practical effect of these laws, regulations, and policies is to establish a system of self-regulation and governmental regulatory oversight that binds researchers and institutions using animals. Both researchers and institutions have affirmative duties of humane care and use that are supported by practical, ethical, and scientific principles. Reviewing and utilizing the standards set forth in the Guide is important as you plan and conduct your project. Download the 8th edition of the Guide.

  • The Animal Welfare Act overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Important Information about Research Using Animal Models
  • Why Are Animals Necessary in Biomedical Research? Fact Sheet from the California Biomedical Research Association

  • Position Paper from The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

  • Medical Progress and Biomedical Research - The Nobel Laureates from the National Association for Biomedical Research

  • Questions People Ask About Animals in Research