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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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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...

Females aged 18 to 45 with normal hearing using hormonal contraception, with or without tinnitus
Research Ethics ref:  2017-2364-3549   I am hearing researcher investigating the effect of female hormonal contraception on auditory function and tinnitus perception. I will check your hear...

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...

The CLoseness to Others and Suicidal Experiences (CLOSE) Study
Ethics ref: 17/NW/0194    Have you had any distressing thoughts over the past 12 months? Confidential study about relationships with others and suicidal experiences.   The Closeness to...

Volunteers (18-35 years) needed for a brain scan (fMRI) study of memory.
University Ethics Committee number: 14130     We are interested in exploring which brain regions are involved in specific aspects of memory   function. This study will use functi...

Contact lens wearers required
Ethics ref: 2017-1635-2929   This study aims to investigate the relationship between comfort of contact lens wear and the response of the eyelids during contact lens wear. 60 contact lens wearer...

Have you had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder? Do you feel that you are living the life that you want?
Ethics ref  2017-0417-2019 We are looking for adults aged 22+ to take part in a study exploring how people are able to live the life that they want following a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. We ...

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! ...

Understanding the value of diagnostic information: an interview study
Ethics ref:  2017-0658-3407   Details: There are a number of genetic tests now available that can provide a diagnosis for many inherited conditions.  We are interested in people’...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...