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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.

Are you aged 40-75 years and interested in trying multifocal contact lenses?
University Ethics Committee number: 2018-4043-5751/5788     Eurolens Research is offering the opportunity for eligible volunteers to try multifocal contact lenses (in clinic only) as p...

study of motion perception across the lifespan
Ethics ref: 2018-2771-4717     Participants are needed for a study looking at human global motion perception for a session of approximately 2.5 hours.       You will first be...

Healthy volunteers needed for study on motor control
Ethics ref: 2017-1759-3262   We are looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a study looking at how people control motor movements. In order to be eligible you need to:   ·&nbs...

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...

Measuring auditory responses using electrodes sited on the scalp, in the ear canal and through the ear drum.
Ethics reference:  2018-2070 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 b...

Want to make a contribution to autism research?
Ethics ref: 2018-2632 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, a...

Exploring the memory processes that support recognition memory using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Ethics ref: 14130/2018-4366-6036   We are interested in exploring which brain regions are involved in specific aspects of memory function. This study will use functional magnetic resonance imagi...

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...

Investigating Neuronal Effects of Heavy Internet Use
Ethics Ref:  2018-2685-4919   We are currently looking for healthy volunteers who: Are not taking any medicines for a psychiatric condition Are available for approximately 1 hour and 15 mi...

Volunteers needed to participate in a study looking at brain activity during pain
Greater Manchester West Research Ethics Committee REC Reference: 15/NW/0536   You must be: •Over 25   •Either free of pain   •Or have experienced regional or widespread...

Healthy participants with normal BMI needed for appetite study
University Ethics Committee number: 2018-2310-5628   We are currently recruiting volunteers to take part in a research study investigating how energy and taste stimuli influence eating behaviour...

- Volunteers needed to participate in a study looking at brain activity during pain
Greater Manchester West Research Ethics Committee REC Reference: 15/NW/0536     Volunteers needed to participate in a study looking at brain activity during pain   Details:   -...

Research Looking for Expert Meditators
UREC Proportionate Ethics Committee, Research ethics code: [UREC Ref: 2017-2372-3931]       This study uses electroencephalography (EEG) to measure your brain’s response when at...

British English native speakers needed for a behavioural experiment
UREC Reference number: 2017-2667-3994   You are invited to take part in a study investigating lexical processing and memory. This study looks at whether the way you think about words affect...

Study of Beliefs about Sleep & Mood
Research Ethics Committee: East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (17/ES/0140)/ Health Research Authority approval (IRAS 224054) We are looking for people (18 years or older) to take part in ...

A nationwide survey examining high mood in students
Ethics ref: 16470   Students enrolled at universities in the UK who are aged 18-25years will be invited to take part. Students will be asked to click on a link to an online cross-sectional quant...

Effect of contextual expectations on memory using EEG
Ethics ref 2017-2666-4245   We are seeking participants for a study investigating recognition memory for visual stimuli. As part of this study you will be asked to study a set of stimuli su...

An EEG study of words presented in different contexts (adults aged 50+)
Ethics 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 presented in different conte...

Online study about thinking, emotion and how you spend your time
Ethics ref: 2017-2286-3683   Investigating metacognition, social functioning and emotion   We are looking for people to take part in an online study that aims to learn more about the way we...

Volunteers needed for EEG study on taste processing
Ethics ref: 2017-0713-3681   Are you interested in participating in psychological research into how the brain processes pleasant tastes? We are looking for female participants for an EEG study! ...

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...

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...

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...