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Note: The requirements for participating in iGEM 2011 are below. iGEM HQ reserves the right to alter or amend the requirements at any time, so do check back from time to time. Any major changes will be communicated via email and the iGEM website.

Requirements for Participation in iGEM 2011

  1. What is an iGEM Team?
    iGEM teams are made up of Students, Advisors, Instructors, and an Organizer.
    Students: undergraduates at an accredited college or university who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. These can include students working towards a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree.
    Advisors: Postgraduate students, postdocs are welcome to assist the Instructors and train/ guide the Students.
    Instructors: The team must be supervised by at least two faculty, lecturers, teachers, etc.
    Organizer: One of the faculty members must be the team Organizer (designated primary contact) and is responsible for the official registration of the team, the team roster, and payment of team fees.

    Team structure: Students are responsible for the primary work of a team. The standard iGEM team must have at least a 2:1 ratio of undergraduate Engineers to postgraduate Advisors. Several schools may combine to form a team and one school may have several teams.

    Non-standard iGEM teams: These are teams with less than a 2:1 ratio of undergraduates to postgraduate Students. Special rules and awards apply to these teams.
    Postgraduate teams: See Postgraduate Masters Teams
    Awards information: See Judging/ Awards Criteria

  2. A $2000 USD registration fee is required for each team, a Regional Jamboree attendance fee of $225USD is required for each undergraduate and $425USD for all other attendees of the Regional Jamborees, and a World Championship Jamboree attendance fee of $225USD is required for each undergraduate and $425USD for all other attendees for teams that advance to the World Championship Jamboree.
  3. The instructors are expected to attend one of the iGEM Workshops offered in the Americas, in Europe, or in Asia.
  4. The team's project must be documented on the iGEM Wiki, the parts used in their project must be documented in the Registry and the physical DNA must be received by the Registry at least one week before the Jamboree. (See the detailed schedule; see the wiki requirements.)
  5. Teams are required to provide their parts to the Registry as standard biological parts in a standard BioBrick shipping plasmid. See the DNA submission page for more details. Be sure you understand the requirements before submitting your DNA by the deadline.
  6. Teams participating in the software tools track are expected to make tools for use with standard biological parts and are required to provide their tools as open source projects on the iGEM servers.
  7. The description of each project must clearly attribute work done by the team and distinguish it from work done by others, including the host labs, advisors, and instructors.
  8. Teams are required to answer the Safety questions on their team safety page by the deadline.
  9. All team members are expected to attend their Regional Jamboree in October 2011.
  10. Each team will give a 20 minute presentation and present a poster of their project at their Regional Jamboree.
  11. All participants are required to work hard to build positive contributions to society and have lots of fun.

If you have any questions about the requirement for participating in iGEM 2011, contact the staff at iGEM Headquarters.