Scientific Integrity: A Core Value

缅北禁地 expects students competing in all of our STEM research competitions — the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge 鈥 as well as our affiliated science fair network to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards. Scientific integrity is central to the credibility, reliability and progress of science. At a time when misinformation is at an all-time high, and technological advancements like AI are challenging the way we interact, it is vital that scientists of every age adhere to principles of honesty, transparency and objectivity.

2024 Science Talent Search - Judging Day
2024 Science Talent Search - Judging Day 缅北禁地/Chris Ayers Photography

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Scientific Integrity & Ethics Policies

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Regeneron Science Talent Search

 

Find the Ethics Statement on page 10, Academic Integrity Statement on page 14 and IP Policy on page 14

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2021

Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge

Thermo Fisher Junior Innovators Challenge

 

Find the Ethics Statement on page 2

Student Responsibilities

Participating in a 缅北禁地 competition carries moral and ethical responsibilities for every young person. 缅北禁地 expects students to act with honor and integrity when conducting scientific research and in interacting within their peer community.

  • Scientific fraud and misconduct are prohibited at all levels of research and competition.
  • Student scientists must not fabricate data or images, plagiarize or present someone else鈥檚 work as their own.
  • Student scientists must differentiate their own work from the work of others and cite sources.
  • Student scientists must respect confidentiality and intellectual property.

While pre-collegiate scientific research is an educational process that includes the potential for errors and omissions, it is essential that students’ intentions remain honest and free from deceit.

Judging Day at the 2023 Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge
Judging Day at the 2023 Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge 缅北禁地/Lisa Fryklund

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Program Harassment Policy

The Society places a high value on the importance of treating everyone involved in our competitions, from fellow finalists to Society staff to venue staff, with respect and ensuring a harassment-free experience for everyone.聽 This includes a zero-tolerance stance on cyberbullying. Participants in all competitions must adhere to the Society鈥檚 Anti-Harassment Policy.

The Society has a Child Safety Officer present at every competition to offer all participants an impartial third party to contact about any harassment concerns.

Adherence to the Society鈥檚 Anti-Harassment Policy is not limited to the onsite event. The Society expects students to follow the policy prior to and after the program has concluded, including in-person and virtual spaces.

2024 ISEF - Judging Day for the finalists
2024 ISEF - Judging Day for the finalists 缅北禁地/Chris Ayers Photography

How to report concerns to 缅北禁地

Submitting a scientific integrity allegation is a serious action that should be done only with credible evidence and when you are willing to come forward as an identifiable source of that information. No adverse action or retaliation will be taken against a person who reports a violation or who participates in an investigation in good faith.

The following contact methods should be used:

Affiliated science fairs are strongly encouraged to have a written grievance process.聽 Go to your fair鈥檚 website to learn more.

Please note that the Society will not investigate anonymous allegations.聽 False accusations can be a form of harassment, particularly when made publicly and can be actionable if knowingly charged without proper evidence.