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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.

Before any requests for research volunteers are published on StudentNet, they will be checked to ensure the appropriate ethical approval has been obtained.

Do you have something on your mind? Would you like to resolve or deal with it better?
NHS reference: 18/NW/0367 IRAS Project ID: 238389     MYLO is a computer app. You type whatever is on your mind and it responds with relevant questions to help you think it through. &n...

Participants wanted for exciting new research on balance function testing!
Ethics ref: 2018-4984-7165   The  effect  of  head  angle  on  the  Video  Head  Impulse  Test  (vHIT)   We  are  currently&...

Volunteers with diabetes needed for measuring foot temperature
University Ethics Committee ref: 2018-3953-7423     What is the aim? Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) develop in over 7% of diabetes cases in the UK, and can develop to the point where the perso...

Volunteers for short listening experiment
  Young native speakers of British English wanted!!! ·         Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? ·      ...

British English native speakers needed for an EEG experiment
You are invited to take part in an EEG study investigating lexical processing and memory. This study looks at whether the way you think about words affects whether you remember having seen them recen...

Development of an Empathy Skills Measure and Training Package.
Are you interested in empathy? Then why not take part in research on empathic communication? What will it involve? Participation will involve completing some online questionnaires and possibly attend...

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...

The Psychological Measure of Islamic Religiousness (PMIR) Questionaire
A PhD research is looking at how good the Psychological Measure of Islamic Religiousness (PMIR), is at capturing Islamic beliefs and practices on physical, mental health and psychological well-being....

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...

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...