Registration Handbook



Who Registers the Team?

The team primary contact must register the team. The primary contact must be a high school teacher or, if the HS students are working at a university, the university faculty member in whose lab the team will work in. Students will not be able to register the team.

Team Name

The team name should be brief and descriptive, and usually include the city or school the team represents (ex: BostonLatinSchool, BC_High). Team names have a 20 character limit, which includes the following:

  • letters A-Z
  • letters a-z
  • numbers 0-9
  • special characters "-" (dash), and "_" (underscore)

Team Application

To register a new team, the team's primary contact must first create a user account here, or by clicking on "Log in" at the top of any page. After setting up a user account, they will be prompted to either join an existing team, or to create a new team account.

All high school teams will need the following to complete their application and qualify as official iGEM 2012 HS teams:

  • Primary contact (must be a high school teacher or university faculty member; see above for details)
  • Participant consent forms for every team member
  • Principal consent form
  • Resource description
  • Shipping information for distribution kits

Team Roster

All team members must have a user account and be listed on the team roster. Team members include teachers, students, and advisors, and may include faculty members if applicable.

Memberships will be pending until participant consent forms have been received.

Team approval

Once all participant and principal consent forms have been submitted, teams will be approved as official iGEM 2012 HS teams.

Consent Forms

The following forms are required to participate in the iGEM 2012 HS Competition:

  • principal consent form
  • participant consent forms for every team member (includes students, teachers, advisors, and if applicable, faculty members)

Download the consent forms here. Completed consent forms should be sent to iGEM HQ.

Until all necessary consent forms are received by iGEM Headquarters, the team is not considered an official iGEM 2012 HS team.