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NOTE: All research involving human participants requires approval from an ethics committee. Research involving NHS staff or patients requires approval from an NHS research ethics committee; all other research involving human beings, including University of Manchester staff or students, must have approval from one of the University's ethics committees.

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Weight Management Study
Research ethics code: 2017-0683-1585   I’m looking for participants to take part in a study about weight management – anyone who is interested in losing weight or maintaining weight ...

An investigation into factors that predict alcohol use, binge eating and restrained eating
University Ethics Committee number   2017-0943-2238   An investigation into factors that predict alcohol use, binge eating and restrained eating   We are looking for people to take pa...

Psychological Interventions for People with Severe Mental Illness in Later Life (PIPSMILL)
Research Ethics Code: 16/NW/0123   Do you have experience severe mental health problems over the age of 50 years as a carer?   If so, we would like to interview you about your views on &lsq...

Do Clicks Make Us Tick? A Physiological Study of the effects of Repetitive Stimulation on Time Perception
Research ethics code: 16229/2017-0981-2318   Previous research has found that hearing a series of high-speed clicks affects a persons perception of time. Some researchers believe this is due to ...

Staff and Mature Students needed for study on Visual Perception in Autism
University Ethics Committee   12013   We are looking for healthy volunteers without a diagnosis of autism to take part in a study looking at visual perception in autism. To be eligible you...

Participants sought for eye tracking study
Research Ethics code: 16280   Participants are sought for a study investigating how people mentally represent information while reading.   Participants will be asked to read short narrativ...

An EEG study of words presented in different contexts (adults aged 50+)
Research ethics code: UREC ref 15339   Healthy adult participants aged 50 years old and older are sought for an experiment investigating the brain’s response to different types of words p...

Native speakers of English wanted for reading study (eye-tracking)
Research ethics code: 13237   Participants are sought for a study investigating how people mentally represent information while reading.   Your task is to silently read 60 short stories in...

Volunteers required for a contact lens study
University Ethics Committee number   2017-0621-2045     Soft contact lens wearers are needed for a clinical study investigating the inflammatory response of the ocular surfaces. ...

Sleep and Unusual Experiences (Online Study)
Research ethics code: 16287     This study involves English speaking individuals and aims to explore how sleeping patterns are associated with thinking patterns and reasoning styles. You w...

2 hour electric pain study (no EEG)
University Ethics Committee number   16072   The study consists of a session (lasting 2 to 3 hours) where you receive painful stimuli to the hand using electrodes, administered by a traine...

Online Games and Social Media Users Wanted
Research ethics code: 16350   Investigating Use of Social Networking Sites (SNS) and Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) We are currently looking for healthy volunteers who: • &...

Personalized fitting and evaluation of hearing aids with EEG responses
Research ethics code: 16365   The purpose of this study is to develop objective measures of hearing that can be used to personalize hearing aid settings so as to improve their benefit for heari...

A Pilot Study To Test An Appearance-Related Intervention For Use With Women Smokers
Research ethics code: 2016-0590-381     We are looking for women smokers (aged 18-55) who have previously tried to quit.   We want to test an age-progression facial morphing intervent...

An EEG study of cross-modal selective attention
Research ethics code: 2016-0443-553 Healthy participants are sought for an experiment investigating the brain’s response to competing visual and tactile stimuli. This study uses electroencepha...

Healthy Volunteers Required for study of skin and gut micro-organisms
We are interested in finding out which factors predispose people to develop psoriatic arthritis   In order to do that, we need to look at those factors in healthy individuals   What you wou...

Study investigating hearing health and attitudes towards using hearing protection
University Ethics Committee number   16388       We are looking for students to take part in a study investigating hearing abilities and attitudes towards using hearing protectio...

Are you aged 27 to 35 with good hearing? Lend us your ears!
Research ethics code: 15/NW/0133     Our research needs fluent English speakers with good hearing and no history of ear surgery, ear infections, or neurological disorders. You also need to...

The role of sleep and extreme appraisals of sleep on mood
Research ethics code: 16314   Sleep and mood are known to be closely linked.  The purpose of this study is to learn more about the different sleep beliefs a person might have and whether t...

Can spectacle lenses reduce eyestrain?
Research ethics code: 2016-0369-319   Researchers in Optometry at the University of Manchester are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study to investigate performance whilst reading ...

Study assessing the impact of electrical stimulation on wound healing. Interested?
University Ethics Committee number 16045   If so, you might be interested in helping with the research we are conducting into how wound healing can be improved by the application electrical sti...

How does patient history affect ECG interpretation?
Research ethics code: CS65e       The GazeMod (Gaze Modelling for Time Series Medical Data) project aims to improve our understanding of how healthcare practitioners interpret ECGs. W...

Study to record EEG brain activity
The study consists of one session (lasting around 2 hours) to record EEG brain activity whilst receiving painful stimuli to the hand, administered by a trained researcher. A pain-reducing cream may b...

Multisensory Integration of Faces, Bodies, and Voices: An EEG Study
In everyday communication, our interactions with others depend on the ability to process nonverbal information from facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. The goal of the current study...

Do you have a diagnosis of OCD?
Research ethics code: 16/NW/0050   We are looking for people with OCD (age 16+) to take part in a research study about how people understand their mental health problem. We think this is impor...

PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED FOR A STUDY OF ATTENTION
University Ethics ref no: 2016-0174-248   We are recruiting volunteers to take part in a study investigating the brain processing involved in the allocation of attention. The study consists of a...

Volunteers needed for research study of memory (24 to 70 years old)
Research ethics code: 12/NW/0378   We are conducting a research study that will help us learn more about memory processes in adults. The study involves completing some tests of memory and think...

Healthy Volunteers Required for Skin Ageing Research
Research ethics code: 16112   Healthy volunteers required for skin ageing research aged between 18-30 years.     You will be reimbursed for your time and inconvenience. Study involve...

A study looking at the impact of emotion on performance on a video game
Research ethics code: 14431     We are looking for participants to take part in a study that is looking at how emotion impacts on performance on an on-line video game. If you choose to tak...

Interested in Reducing Your Alcohol Intake?
University Ethics Committee NHS Reference number:   15.LO.0835   Researchers in the Department of Medicine at the University of Manchester are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a p...

Survey about using Twitter for research
Name of Research Ethics Committee UREC3   University Ethics Committee number   16390   You are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire study which will investigate view...

Healthy volunteers needed for brain scanning study
Research ethics code: 16/NW/0151   Healthy volunteers needed to study a potential new medicine that may treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Male, 18-45 years old, right handed, fluent in Englis...

Want to make a contribution to autism research?
University Ethics Committee number  11396   Problems with the senses (vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell) are a common and upsetting aspect of autism. Despite this, research into why s...

HOW DOES THE BRAIN ALLOCATE ATTENTION ACROSS VISUAL SPACE?
Name of Research Ethics Committee: UREC 3 University Ethics Committee number  16077 Pilot testing for a future MRI experiment.  We will use a mock MRI scanner to emulate the environment of ...

Silent Reading Study
Research ethics code: 16248   Participants are sought for a study investigating how we judge the emotional state of a protagonist in written stories. Your task is to read 140 short stories silen...

Do you sometimes think about suicide?
Researchers at the University of Manchester are interested in hearing about the everyday thoughts and feelings of people with depression and who also have suicidal thoughts and problems wit...

Healthy Volunteers needed to walk on a smart carpet
What is a smart carpet?   Here, at the University of Manchester we have developed a novel floor sensor system to sense gait with optical fibres technology. We are currently looking for healthy a...

A study of fears using joystick control of visual images
People often say "face your fears". How can this be helpful when our natural instinct is to avoid scary objects? This study will investigate whether people are in conflict over approaching versus avo...

Can we produce accurate computer models of how people track moving objects?
We are looking for volunteers for a two part study investigating whether computer models can accurately simulate human motor performance in a simple tracking task. This task involves moving a joystic...

Healthy volunteers needed for brain scan study
If you are interested in taking part, you will attend a single appointment lasting up to 3 hours.  The study will begin at the Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit, University of Manchester followed...

Are you experiencing symptoms of depression and interested in taking part in brain imaging research?
We are investigating whether depression is associated with any signs of inflammation in the brain. We can measure this with a brain imaging technique called positron emission tomography (PET). Ultima...

Chinese consumer volunteers needed for a study analysing WECHAT
A chance to enter a prize draw to win £50 of amazon vouchers! We are interested in analysing consumer responses to the wechat fashion messaging experience. The research involves linking to a we...

Volunteers wanted for language experiment: Do you speak English, Italian or Spanish as your first language?
If the answer is yes you may be interested in taking part in a language experiment at the University of Manchester. As part of a project funded by the British Academy we intend to investigate similar...

Left is best? Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to encourage normal lateralisation during reading as a treatment for Developmental Dyslexia
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive form of mild brain stimulation that has been shown to improve language processing in healthy individuals.  Language processing oc...

Participants with tinnitus needed to take part in a study investigating the relationship between tinnitus and hormones
The aim of this study is investigate the effects of female sex and stress hormone levels on tinnitus perception over the menstrual cycle and to assess the effect of stress on tinnitus perception. Thi...