We do it a different way in Bio.. no ISPs needed. We have a fall/spring course number,BIOL 1950/1960, and directed projects or independent studies are carried out under the auspices of these course numbers.
That said, there are several steps: Finding a project/sponsor, proceeding to a proposal, having it a approved, getting an override to add BIOL 9150 or 1960.
This process and guidelines, along with a guidebook, are here at: http://bms.brown.edu/bug/ugres.html
- Guidelines (pdf) and Guide Book (pdf)
- Steps to Register for BIOL 1950/1960 (pdf)
You will also find the exhaustive library of Biomed faculty research at the "Research Projects Collection" link at this site.
And, please read Chapter 17, Mythbusters for some helpful hints on approaching faculty.