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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...

- 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...

WANT TO SEE YOUR LUNGS ON SCREEN? STAFF AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS INVITED TO DEVELOP MEDICAL SCIENCE.
Ethics reference: 2018-3900-5586 We are currently looking for participants who would be interested in assisting us in a study looking into whether breathing in using a nasal air cannula will res...

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...

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...

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.  ...

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...

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...