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STEM Projects and COVID-19

We enter the current STEM fair season with COVID-19 cases still prevalent in our community. All STEM fair projects must adhere to the safety standards in place in Ontario and Kingston to support the health and safety of all participants, including the youth carrying out the project. All COVID-19 protocols imposed by the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit must be followed in detail. Projects that fail to observe COVID-19 protocols in place at the time they are carried out are ineligible to participate in STEM fairs. The FLASF Safety and Ethics Committee has the responsibility to determine whether this is the case.

Please note that:

1. anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at the time of the fair will not be able to participate in-person;

2. masks will not be required at the event but participants are encouraged to wear them; and

3. bottles of hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the venue.


All projects involving human or animal research require specific approval from the FLASF ethics committee, prior to beginning any work on your project. Students should review the documents relevant to their project to ensure that their project adheres to these policies. If your project involves any animal or human testing, the student should complete and submit the required approval forms (bottom of this page) along with their signature/permission form and payment by the due date.


Policy Information

Please click here to access ethics information from Youth Science Canada.


Approval Forms

Approval Form (MS Word format)
Participation of Humans in Research – Low Risk Humans in Research - Low Risk
Participation of Humans in Research – Significant Risk Humans in Research - Significant Risk
Use of Animals in Research Animals


Use of Animals Research Plan Template

Contact Us:
If you have any questions about Science Fair ethics policies and procedures, or if you are required to submit forms prior to the day-of-fair because your project includes animal or human testing, please contact the Ethics Coordinator at ethics<at> For a complete list of FLASF contacts, see Contact Us