Requirements for Participation in iGEM 2014 Measurement Track

  1. Team Composition:
    The undergraduate section may have students who are 23 years old or younger and the overgraduate section can have students of any age.
    • An iGEM team must be affiliated with an accredited college or university.
    • The team must be supervised by at least two instructors, one of whom must be a faculty member.
    • Students are considered undergraduates if they are 23 years of age or younger on 31 March 2014.
    • The team classification deadline is the same date as the roster deadline.
  2. Team Structure:
    The structure of iGEM teams is flexible. Several schools may combine to form a team and a school may have several teams. In particular, it is normal for a school to have both Software and Wetware teams.
  3. Registration and Other Fees:
    • Team registration: The same team registration fee is required as for the main track.
    • For more information about fees see main fee pages (TBA).
  4. Project Documentation:
    The team's project must be documented on the iGEM Wiki, the parts used in their project must be documented in the Registry. You have the freedom to be creative, but a few specific rules apply. See the wiki requirements page.
  5. Interlab Study:
    In iGEM 2014, the Measurement Track features an interlab study, in which teams around the world will measure the same systems in order to determine the amount of variation and reliability of various properties and approaches to measurement.  Any team that participates in the interlab study (details TBD) will earn a Measurement Medal.

    Your team does not have to compete in the Measurement Track to participate: teams in any track can participate in the interlab study and earn a Measurement Medal. All teams that compete in the Measurement Track, however, are required to participate in the interlab  study.
  6. Part and Data Submission:
    Your submissions are needed to make the Registry better each year. Teams are required to provide their parts as:
    • Standard biological parts in a standard BioBrick shipping plasmid (pSB1C3), and as
    • High-quality documentation in the iGEM Registry.

    The physical DNA must be received by the Registry by the deadline. Be sure you understand the requirements before submitting your DNA. See the Registry DNA submission instructions. Parts must be Released in order to be considered by the judges. See the Requirements for Release.

    For the Measurement Track, it is also important to submit data taken for the interlab experiment.  Data should be uploaded to the iGEM interlab measurement site, along with accompanying metrology worksheets.   Data will not be considered if it is uploaded without an accompanying worksheet or if the worksheet does not give consent for inclusion of the data in the interlab study.
  7. Software:
    If your team's entry includes the development of new software, you must make your software tools available as open source projects on the iGEM servers. See more information on the Software Tools page.
  8. Attribution:
    The description of each project must clearly attribute work done by the Students and distinguish it from work done by others, including host labs, Advisors, Instructors, technicians, sponsors, professional website designers, artists, and commercial services. Please see the iGEM 2011 Imperial College Acknowledgements page for an example.
  9. Safety:
    Teams are required to answer the Safety form by the deadline. The team PI (principle investigator) is responsible for attesting to the validity of the safety form contents and for submitting the form. See the Safety page for details.
  10. Project Presentation:
    All team members are required to attend the Giant Jamboree at the end of October 2014. Each team will give a 20 minute presentation and present a poster of their project. Oral and poster presentations must be given by the students. Final pdf files of the posters must be submitted to iGEM HQ before or during the Jamboree weekend.
  11. Positive Contribution:
    All participants are required to work hard to build positive contributions to society and have lots of fun!