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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.

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...

Neurocognitive responses to visual food cues in hunger and satiety
Research ethics code: 2017-0700-2309   You are potentially eligible if: •             You are between 18-40 years old •&nb...

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 exploring pain flares for those diagnosed with either Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis or Fibromyalgia
Research ethics code: UREC 16391   Have you been diagnosed with either rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia and aged 18 years and over?  If so, we would like to explore you...

An Investigation of Lexical Processing and Memory - Does the way you think about words affect whether you will remember having seen them recently?
Research ethics code:  15003 This study investigates whether the way you think about words affects whether you remember having seen them recently. You will be invited to attend a single testing ...

Have you ever wondered how much toothpaste can affect the number of bacteria in your mouth?
Research ethics code: 2017-0545-2061   We are inviting both students and members of staff to take part in a study funded by Colgate-Palmolive looking at the effects of toothpaste on the number ...

An investigation into factors that predict alcohol use, binge eating and restrained eating
University Ethics Committee number   2017-0943-2238   An investigation into factors that predict alcohol use, binge eating and restrained eating   We are looking for people to take pa...

Participants sought for eye tracking study
Research Ethics code: 16280   Participants are sought for a study investigating how people mentally represent information while reading.   Participants will be asked to read short narrativ...

An EEG study of words presented in different contexts (adults aged 50+)
Research ethics code: UREC 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 p...

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. ...

Sleep and Unusual Experiences (Online Study)
Research ethics code: 16287     This study involves English speaking individuals and aims to explore how sleeping patterns are associated with thinking patterns and reasoning styles. You w...

2 hour electric pain study (no EEG)
University Ethics Committee number   16072   The study consists of a session (lasting 2 to 3 hours) where you receive painful stimuli to the hand using electrodes, administered by a traine...

Online Games and Social Media Users Wanted
Research ethics code: 16350   Investigating Use of Social Networking Sites (SNS) and Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) We are currently looking for healthy volunteers who: • &...

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...

Healthy volunteers needed for brain scanning study
Research ethics code: 16/NW/0151   Healthy volunteers needed to study a potential new medicine that may treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Male, 18-45 years old, right handed, fluent in Englis...

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 ...

Silent Reading Study
Research ethics code: 16248   Participants are sought for a study investigating how we judge the emotional state of a protagonist in written stories. Your task is to read 140 short stories silen...

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...

Can we produce accurate computer models of how people track moving objects?
We are looking for volunteers for a two part study investigating whether computer models can accurately simulate human motor performance in a simple tracking task. This task involves moving a joystic...

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...