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Please be aware that all exhibits must follow the requirements of the Health and Safety Science curriculum manual.

Projects involving people or animals

Human and animal ethics
Any students doing any investigations which involve humans or animals must complete an ethics form.  All such  investigations must gain ethics approval before they start or they can not be considered for an award at the regional fair.  Having the students consider if they need to apply for ethics approval for their investigation is a good learning process.  For those students who do fill out an ethics form it will help them look more carefully at how they should carry out their investigation.
The completed form should be given to the supervising teacher who should send or fax the form to
Hugh Lensen
Marlborough Girls' College
McLauchlin Street. Blenheim
Fax:  03 5780196
Don't forget to keep a copy

In general any research that involves bodily fluids, ingesting of material, applying anything to the body, or recording personal information, will require full ethics approval.

Ethics exemption may be granted by the Nelson Marlborough Ethics Committee if risks are minimal ie. adverse effects are very small and the chance of them occurring is very low. eg. having subjects exert themselves as they would during a normal day or asking for information that would normally be volunteered during an ordinary conversation.

Each student using human subjects must complete the project information sheet for subjects and parents to ensure they are fully aware of the nature of the study and any risks they themselves may be exposed to.  If they agree to take part in the investigation they or their parent (if they are under 16) must sign the consent form.

The student must keep all consent forms and display their ethics approval or exemption forms for judges to see. (For forms click here).

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