ANIMAL STUDY RESTRICTIONS

Some distinct changes have been made in the restrictions regarding the study of animals. These changes are in line with the regulations of the Canada Wide Science Fair and reflect current concerns about proper treatment of all animal species.

Students in grades 5 to 12 are permitted to undertake studies or experiments that involve animals with backbones provided such work DOES NOT INVOLVE ANIMALS IN STRESSFUL CONDITIONS. It is advised that students consult a veterinarian, or other such animal specialist, BEFORE initiating such studies. As well, students should consult the Rules and Regulations coordinator (nrsef.rulesnregs@gmail.com) if in doubt about the appropriateness of their projects.

In the interest of animals and to develop suitable ethical procedures, the NRSEF REQUIRES THAT DOCUMENTATION MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY EXPERIMENTAL ACTIVITIES ARE UNDERTAKEN.

Important forms needed before you START your project

The following information package has all the rules as well as the form that you will need if you would like to submit a project dealing with animals.