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Projects and competition

Information on the upcoming Supercytes competition.

Show the world your Supercytes projects!

We hope you have enjoyed using Supercytes.

In addition to the fun you can have with the game, cartoons and presentations, we would love you to use your imagination in developing your own Supercytes-inspired projects and sharing them on our website. This could be artwork, video, animation, a blog, a research project, a play, a song, a poem, an essay… let your imaginations run wild and create something you can put online at your school and link to from our website, using the form below. Your projects will be shown on our website, linked to your school and class, showing the world what you’ve been doing and inspiring others.

You can upload your work regardless of whether we sent the Supercytes resource pack to you, or you downloaded it, and wherever you are in the world. We look forward to hearing from you!

Win school visits from our scientists!

At the end of the school year, all the projects in our local zone (Edinburgh and Lothians in Scotland) will be judged in our Supercytes Competition. The best entries will win school visits from our medical research scientists, who will deliver talks and workshops and share our enthusiasm for science!

This competition is currently only open to schools in the Edinburgh and Lothians areas, but we hope to expand it through collaboration with other Research Centres in the future.

Entries can be submitted at any time in the academic year, to be judged in early May, for prize winning visits in the MRC Festival of Medical Research week in June.

All entries will win a prize certificate for the school and Supercytes Superstars status on our map. The best entries will win Supercytes Champions status, certificates and school visits.

View competition entries

Submit a Supercytes project

Internet Explorer users

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) versions 9, 10 or 11 – please use an alternative browser, or the following link to complete the project form:

Submit class project using IE 9, 10 or 11

N.B. There are no known issues with Chrome, Firefox, IE (versions 14 or 15) or Safari.

Terms of Use

If we use your material we will publish your school name, description and teacher/leader name as you provide it (unless you ask us not to) but we will never publish your email address or pack ID. You own the copyright if whatever you post or upload is completely new and original. That usually means it doesn’t contain anyone else’s content, like videos and music. For anything that contains content made by someone else, the copyright may belong to them. So you’ll usually need to get their permission before posting or uploading it.

Privacy Statement

Information about you - how we use it:

The information you provide in connection with receiving, being trained in and/or using the Supercytes resources, will be used by the University of Edinburgh to enable us to send you the Supercytes resources you have requested (also ensuring the limits on the number of resource packs per school are adhered to); to liaise with you with regard to any resultant pupil quiz entries (including providing you with private personalised feedback on their anonymous quiz scores), competition entries and feedback received in connection with Supercytes; to offer you Supercytes training, corrections and additions to the resource pack; to allow us to collect basic metrics on how and where the Supercytes resource is being used (as an essential feedback to enable funding of educational resources of this nature); to indicate the participation of your school/group on our online Supercytes map; and to enable the award of prizes and certificates where applicable.

We are using information about you on the basis that it is a legitimate interest, to enable us to provide you with the Supercytes resources and/or training that you have requested. This data processing enables you to receive the Supercytes educational resources and participate in this University run educational opportunity.

Unless you ask us to remove your data, we will hold the personal data you provided us for a maximum of ten years after your last active participation in the project, after which only the details of the participating school will be retained for project reporting purposes.

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.

If you wish to change your details, have your data removed, or request a copy of the information we hold about you, please email or write to us at Donald Davidson, University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, Queen's Medical Research Institute, W2.05, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ.

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