Start A Team


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There are several things you need to consider before starting a team; here we have a few guidelines that can help you get started.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact iGEM Headquarters for more information, we will be happy to hear from you!


There are few general requirements that you must follow in order to take part in iGEM. There are also specific requirements depending on which track you wish to participate in.

You can read the whole list on our 2014 requirements page

Team Members

iGEM teams are very flexible!

  • Two or more Universities can get together to form a single team. This allows a team to combine different backgrounds and talents to enrich the overall project.
  • There is no limit on the number of students in an iGEM team. However we recommend creating a team of around 10 -15 people with different backgrounds who can enrich the team.
  • There is no age restriction for participating in iGEM. Teams are divided in two competition sections:
    • If all student members are 23 and younger (as of the 31st of March 2014), the team will compete in the undergrad section.
    • If one or more is above the age 23 (as of the 31st of March 2014), the team belongs in the overgrad section.
  • You need at least two instructors to be part of your team, and one of them should be a faculty member.

Registration and Fees

Registration will open on TBD and close on the 31st of March 2014, stay posted!

The registration form will be available at this link

There are two main fees to be submitted.

  • The Team Registration Fee
    In order to participate in iGEM 2014, a general team registration fee must be submitted. This year, we are offering a discount fee for early registration. Please read the team registration fee page for details.
  • The Jamboree Attendance Fee
    This fee is paid by each individual team member who wishes to attend the Giant Jamboree. The whole team is encouraged to come. However, it is not a requirement for all of them to attend.
    The attendance fee is TBD. More information will available on the attendance fee page

Registration will open on (TBD)

Team registration: A $TBD USD team registration fee is required for each team. (due: TBD). World Championship attendance fees: For teams that advance to the World Championship, attendance fees are TBD. For more information about fees see team registration fee page or the attendance fee page.

Funding your Team

Your team will need money for registration, supplies, pizza, and to attend the Jamboree(s). Get help from

Lab Space

Your team will also need space in which to work over the summer.

Documenting your Project

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