LISEF Fair – Student Dashboard/Upload Information

Student:  Dashboard/Uploads

  • The deadline for the submission of SRC Upload, Information for Judges Upload and Video Link is 8:00 p.m. on January 19, 2022 (missing this deadline automatically fails to qualify the project). 
  • After a project has been registered (See How To Page for instructions on Student Registration), the individual/project leader will have the ability to upload pdf files to the Project/Student Dashboard. 
  • SRC PDF Upload: All items must be uploaded in ONE file as there will be only ONE upload per project. The PDF may not exceed 20MB.  No interactive PDF files should be submitted. To avoid interactive forms, print and then scan as a PDF. Each project must complete this step to be assigned judges. A project without a SRC PDF will Fail to Qualify. No refund will be given.  The all inclusive SRC Project PDF is a single file that contains the following, in this order:
    1. ISEF Rules Wizard printout, with the individual/team leader’s name in the upper right-hand corner.
    2. An updated Abstract on the ISEF 21 Category Official Abstract Form. This is an interactive form. Print completed form first, then scan as a PDF before including in upload. 
    3. ALL ISEF and LISEF completed forms/documentation, including the Research Plan/Post Summary.  Place your ISEF forms together in the order in which they appear in the ISEF Rule Book. 
    4. Copy of research paper 
    5. A PDF of your final Project Presentation
    6. Any information on the project display or items that are acknowledgments, self-promotions or external endorsements are not allowed in the presentation. 
  • Human Participant Consent Forms: If Human Informed Consent Forms are required, they must be submitted in a separate PDF upload on the project registration page.  The PDF may not exceed 20MB.  
  • Information for Judges: All items must be uploaded in ONE file as there will be only ONE upload per project. The PDF may not exceed 20MB.  Each project must complete this step to be assigned judges. A project without an Information for Judges PDF will Fail to Qualify. No refund will be given.  The all inclusive Information for Judges PDF is a single file that contains the following, in this order:
    • PDF copy of the Project Presentation 
      • 12 Slide/Page limit, including a title and reference slide
      • Pages must be 8.5×11”
      • Any information on the project display or items that are acknowledgments, self-promotions or external endorsements are not allowed in the presentation. 
    • Quad Chart
      • Summarizes the project in a single page for a quick overview by the judges. 
      • One page limit.
      • Page must be 8.5×11”
      • Samples
    • Form 1C (if required for the project)
      • No interactive PDF files should be submitted. To avoid interactive forms, print and then scan as a PDF. 
    • Form 7 (if required for the project)
      • No interactive PDF files should be submitted. To avoid interactive forms, print and then scan as a PDF. 
    • Copy of research paper
  • YouTube Video Link of Presentation
    • Video may not exceed 7 Minutes.
    • Students will use the 12 Slide Project Presentation submitted in the Information for Judges PDF.  Project Display Boards may NOT be used in Round 1.
      • Any information on the project display or items that are acknowledgments, self-promotions or external endorsements are not allowed in the presentation. This is not allowed in text or presented verbally.  This includes references to patent status.
      • The YouTube Presentation and Project Presentation must reflect only the current year’s work. The project title may mention the years of continuing research (for example, “Year Two of an Ongoing Study”).
      • References made to past work must be limited to summative past conclusory data and its comparison to the current year data set. No raw data from previous years may be mentioned or included in the YouTube Presentation or Slide Show.
      • Any photograph/visual image/chart/table and/or graph is allowed if:
        • It is not deemed offensive or inappropriate (which includes images/photographs showing invertebrate or vertebrate animals/humans in surgical, experimental, necrotizing or dissection situations) by the Local Scientific Review Committee.
        • It has a credit line of origin (“Photograph taken by…” or “Image taken from…” or “Graph/Chart/Table taken from…”). If all images, etc. displayed were created by the finalist or are from the same source, one credit line should be given.
      • Both the student(s) and the presentation must be visible and clear.
      • Postal addresses, World Wide Web, email and/or social media addresses, QR codes, telephone and/or fax numbers of a project or finalist. Information regarding finalist’s age and grade are not permitted.
      • Active Internet or email connections.
    • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, and a link provided in the given area in the student dashboard.  
      • Be sure you set your YouTube channel to UNLISTED.
    • Videos CANNOT be edited on the YouTube platform after the LISEF final upload deadline of 8:00 p.m. on January 19, 2022. YouTube will allow you to do this, however, the student(s) will Fail to Qualify if the video is edited after this deadline, as YouTube will provide when the video was last edited.
    • Students please note that your school liaison MUST certify your project video for content after the submission deadline of 8:00 p.m. January 19, 2022 and before the certification deadline 8:00 p.m. January 21, 2022.  Failure of the liaison to do so will result in an automatic Fail to Qualify for the project.
    • LISEF will also review the video presentations for appropriateness.  If a project video is deemed inappropriate, the project will automatically Fail to Qualify.  Further, there will be a future penalty on the school for the liaison not properly assessing the project presentation.
  • Media Release Forms
    • The individual/team leader must upload one PDF file, containing ALL media release forms for all students on the project. The PDF may not exceed 20MB. 
  • All PDF uploads and YouTube links are the student(s) responsibilityIf the liaison elects to upload any of the uploads, or YouTube link, any errors in doing so will be treated as a student error.
  • How to upload and check on your uploaded material and remedy blank forms:  Once logged in to your dashboard, students should select “Project Uploads” on the left side. Click on “Browse” to select the PDF file to upload, then click the green “Upload File” button.  Once the PDF is uploaded “File Successfully Uploaded” will appear.  At this time a button will appear that says “Download Current Project PDF.”  Use this button to download and view the file you have uploaded which the LISEF SRC will review.  If the file is not to your satisfaction, you can write over that document, by uploading a NEW, COMPLETE  file.  
    • Follow the same procedure if the Human Informed Consent Forms must also be uploaded.
    • Follow the same procedure for the Virtual Fair Information of Judges PDF to be uploaded.
    • Follow the same procedure for the Media Release PDF to be uploaded.
    • ***Please note that blank forms are not acceptable and count as a missing form during the SRC review process. If forms appear blank in the upload, you used an interactive PDF. You must scan any interactive forms and must submit a new upload of the entire set of forms including any forms that need to be scanned.