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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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Noise exposure and hearing health in young, normal hearing adults
Young normal-hearing adults needed for a University of Manchester research study on how noise exposure affects hearing health. Volunteers will be compensated for their time.   Who? All volunteer...

Helping make sense of positive aspects of dissociation
Do you experience any of the below? Feel spacey or numb when under stress Disconnectfrom emotions, memories, others or daily life Zone out or find yourmind wanders / daydreams Hav...

AGE-RELATED ABILITY TO SYNTHESISE VITAMIN D IN THE SKIN ON EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT
Researchers from the University of Manchester are looking for white caucasian volunteers aged 18 to 40 and 65 to 89 to take part in a study to see if there is a difference between young and older adu...

Measuring auditory responses using electrodes sited on the scalp, in the ear canal and through the ear drum.
What is the aim of the project? Electrical signals are often recorded non-invasively to provide objective information about a listeners hearing. These measures can be highly variable. We want to comp...

An approach 'Move a little & often' with health conditions
We are looking for volunteers who: have a long-term condition for example: diabetes, heart disease, or any other physical condition have been feeling low for the last 2 weeks or more live in Manches...

Aged 18 to 30 with normal hearing? Then lend us your ears!
We’re researchers investigating the reliability of a type of hearing test (the acoustic reflex), which means we need to measure it twice and compare the results. You’ll visit us on two se...

Want to make a contribution to autism research?
We are seeking volunteers for a study investigating the perception and experience of time in autism. Our sense of time and duration are essential to how we experience, and interact with, the world ar...

Hearing research study on acoustic reflex reliability
Are you aged 18 to 30 with normal hearing? Then lend us your ears! We’re researchers investigating the reliability of a type of hearing test (the acoustic reflex), which means we need to measur...

Electrical stimulation to delay the onset of dementia
You are invited to take part in a study into electrical stimulation to delay the onset of dementia   What is the aim? We wish to determine effective methods to stimulate the brain to enhance an...

Using acoustic reflex growth to study cochlear synptopathy
What is the aim of the project? Cochlear synaptopathy is where the auditory system has undergone significant changes due to noise exposure. This does not result in a change in hearing which can be e...

Native English Speakers are sought for an fMRI reading experiment
Participants are sought for a study investigating brain activity during silent reading of written stories. Your task is to silently read 80 short stories and answer comprehension questions based on t...

Students wanted to take part in a study on attitudes to music exposure
We are looking for participants to assist in understanding the attitudes and beliefs of young adults to music exposure. This research will look into the way undergraduate students who study music vie...

Healthy volunteers needed for nasal cavity study
Volunteers are required for participation in a research study investigating the bacteria present in the nose. Sampling will include the insertion of a swab into each nostril (opening of the nose) and...

Volunteers with COPD needed to test a smartphone app
Ethics ref:  2017-2941-4477   We are looking for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or those caring for them, to take part in a study. The aim of this study is to tes...

Was your childhood stressful or traumatic?
NHS Ethics approval number: 221196   We are currently recruiting volunteers for a research study on emotion and decision-making in individuals with a history of early life stress. The study invo...

Are you feeling depressed or down? Volunteers needed for research study on emotion and decision-making in depression
NHS Ethics approval number: 221196 We are currently recruiting volunteers for a research study on emotion and decision-making in depression. The study involves computer tasks (to be completed on a la...

A study investigating language and memory
You are being invited to take part in a research study. The aim is  to assess language and memory and how the brain contributes to these  behaviours.    You will be asked to...

Native speakers of English needed for an EEG experiment
Research ethics code: 16248   Participants are sought for a study investigating how people mentally represent information while reading.   Your task is to silently read 180 short stories a...

Investigating the role of bioactive lipids in psoriasis
University Ethics Committee number   16/NW/0395   Volunteers with psoriasis needed   Investigating the role of bioactive lipids in psoriasis   We are seeking volunteers affected...

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...