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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.

Have you experienced a health professional using a m-health ‘app’ on a mobile device when in a consultation?
We are interested in understanding people’s opinions about health professional’s use of mobile apps during consultations. What do you mean by a health professional?  Any of the rang...

Undergraduate students wanted to take part in a study on attitudes to music exposure
ethics ref: 2017-3183-4559.      We are looking for participants to assist in understanding the attitudes and beliefs of young adults to music exposure. This research will look into th...

Healthy male volunteers aged 30 to 45 are needed for study on action and perception
Ethics ref:  2017-2541-4503   We are looking for healthy male volunteers to take part in a study looking at how people control movements. To be eligible you need to:   Be aged betwee...

Healthy volunteers aged 55 to 59 required for a memory study
NHS Reference number: 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...

Effects of age and hearing loss on auditory processing (adult volunteers of all ages and hearing condition)
Ethics ref: 16365 I am looking for native English speakers of all ages (>18 years old), with either normal hearing or a hearing loss, to participate in a study aimed at developing objective measur...

Would you be interested in becoming a Hearing Research Volunteer?
Ethics ref:  2017-2815-4078     We need volunteers with normal hearing and hearing loss to take part in research studies.  ...

New research into listening effort and listening related fatigue
Ethics ref: 2017-2602-4215 Are you aged 18 to 30 and a native English speaker?     We would like to offer you a free hearing check and the opportunity to take part in our research study. Th...

PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED FOR FOOD AND BRAIN STUDY
University Ethics Committee number: 2017-2518-4117   We are currently recruiting volunteers to take part in a study investigating the neurocognitive responses to visual food cues in hunger and s...

Why does the menopause affect skin health?
(ref 2017-2594-4020) and Salford Royal R&D department (ref S17HRANA19) Why does the menopause affect skin health? Researchers at the University of Manchester are performing a study to explore how...

Do you wear soft contact lenses but tend to find them uncomfortable?
University Ethics Committee number:    2017-1635-4026     Posting subject:    Do you wear soft contact lenses but tend to find them uncomfortable?     Det...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...