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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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Are you aged 18-40 and wear reusable contact lenses?
Study Design Eurolens Research (The University of Manchester) requires current contact lens wearers to volunteer for a contact lens clinical study. This study will to compare the clinical performance...

Volunteers for short listening experiment - Effects of stimulus characteristics on pitch discrimination
Young native speakers of British English wanted!!! Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Have you spoken British English in the majority of situations (in school, to your parents and siblings, to y...

Eye-tracking study: Effect of computer prompts on visual search
Eye-tracking study: Effect of computer prompts on visual search We are recruiting participants for a study investigating visual search. Your task will be to find targets in noisy backgrounds on a com...

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...

EEG study on emotion regulation
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 Building and will last approximately 2 hours 15 mi...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

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...