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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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Online Games and Social Media Users Wanted
UREC Ref 2017-0380-3327   We are currently looking for healthy volunteers who:   • Are not taking any medicines for a psychiatric condition   • Are available for a 4 hour ses...

observing images of everyday objects
  ERM ref 2017-0294-3551   We are recruiting volunteers to take part in a study involving analysis of the images of everyday objects.   The study consists of a session (no more than 2 ...

HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO DEVELOP NEW MRI BRAIN SCANS
UREC ref 16067/2016-0597-321   What is the study about? The goal of our study is to develop new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques that will help doctors to find out early on if someone...

Volunteers needed to test a symptom checker website
  UREC ref: 15353   You are invited to take part in an online study conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester. In this study, we are testing a website which helps people ...

Can smartphones help people to read?
University Ethics Committee Reference number: 2017-1922-3117   Researchers in Optometry at the University of Manchester are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study to investigate devi...

Daily-disposable contact lens wearers (aged 18-40 years) required
University Ethics Committee number: 16217   Contact lens wearers typically differ in how they rate the performance of their contact lenses e.g. comfort and vision. We are conducting a study...

Emotion regulation: an EEG study
  Ethics ref number: 16108     We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study on emotion regulation. The study will be conducted at the University of Manchester in Zochonis...

A PhD in 3 years?
Will you complete your PhD in 3 years or take longer?   Have you already completed your PhD?   I am researching students’ experiences of studying for a PhD. Specifically, I am lookin...

Psychopathy and attachment questionnaire
The purpose of this research is to better understand gender differences in parental attachment and its relationship to adult psychopathy. The study consists of a short online survey, which should tak...

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...

Participants sought for eye tracking study
Participants are sought for a study investigating how people mentally represent information while reading. Participants will be asked to read short narrative stories from a computer screen at their ...

New research project into hearing for the ages 37-50
Typically hearing is tested by playing very quiet sounds to listeners. However, recently there has been evidence that it is possible to have subtle changes to your hearing that do not affect your abi...

Brain imaging study (18-35 years)
We are interested in exploring which brain regions are involved in specific aspects of memory function. This study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (a non-invasive technique) to explore...

Do you have experience of working with people who experience psychosis?
Research ethics code: 2017-0878-2539   Participants required for a study looking at staff views about the social networks and romantic relationships of people who experience psychosis.   S...

Memory for different types of everyday objects
You must be aged 18-30 years old, a native English speaker, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision  you must not be diagnosed or taking medication for any neurological or psychiatri...

Clinical trial for the treatment of skin scars. Interested?
If so, you might be interested in helping with the research we are conducting into how skin scarring can be cosmetically improved by the application of a topical treatment. We are recruiting healthy ...

An Investigation into the Effects of Personality and Emotion on Group Decision Making
University Ethics Committee number 2016-0611-489     This study is looking to see what effect different personality types and levels of emotionality have on group decision making. This is...

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...

Do your eyes like your diet?
Research ethics code: 2017-0372-2421   The ELVIS study - Effects of Lutein on VISion We are investigating the link between diet and eye health. Would you like to take part in a research study t...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...