The student researcher is responsible for all aspects of the research project including:
An Adult Sponsor may be a:
- university professor,
- or scientist in whose lab the student is working.
This individual must have a solid background in science and should have close contact with the student during the course of the project.
A Qualified Scientist should possess an earned doctoral/professional degree in the biological or medical sciences as it relates to the student's area of research. However, a master’s degree with equivalent experience and/or expertise in the student's area of research is acceptable when approved by a Scientific Review Committee (SRC). The Qualified Scientist must be thoroughly familiar with the local, state, and federal regulations that govern the student’s area of research.
The Designated Supervisor is an adult who is directly responsible for overseeing student experimentation. The Designated Supervisor need not have an advanced degree, but should be thoroughly familiar with the student’s project, and must be trained in the student’s area of research. The Adult Sponsor may act as the Designated Supervisor.