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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.

Sunbed users in the North West wanted
Ethics ref:  2019-6326-11933   Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking for people who use sunbeds to take part in focus groups on campus. For those unable to attend focus gr...

Memory Assessment & Cognitive Ageing Research Unit
Ethics Ref: 2019-4967-10085 We are conducting an important research study that will help us learn more about memory processes in adults. This research will also help improve our understanding of the ...

Participants needed for a running, sound and music pilot study
UREC ref: 2019-7644-11895   Participants are required for a research pilot study that investigates the influence of specific sounds and music on running performance, as well as a dynamic sound a...

Do you experience low mood and would like to take part in research?
IRAS ref: 237570   We want to test MoodBuster, a guided website and app that uses the principles of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therpay) for self-management of low mood.   Who: Aged 18 or o...

Impact of Air Pollution on human health?
NHS ref: NHS001616   Help to identify the impact of air pollution on cognitive function in a new study!   Your participation will involve exposure to high- or low-quality air, have 2 or 3 b...

Attention Processes in Physical Symptom Reporting
Research Ethics Committee [2019-5776-11221] We are looking for participants to take part.   looking at the role that attention plays in physical symptom reporting. It is hoped that the finding...

How do skin lipids and bacteria change with age?
Iras : 252737 Determining the critical relationship between human epidermal lipids and microbiota in sustaining healthy skin ageing As skin ages, we see a decline in skin barrier function, which can ...

Native speakers needed for silent reading study with eye tracking
Ethics ref: 16248   Participants are sought for a study investigating language comprehension using eye-tracking. Your task is to read 64 short stories silently and answer yes/no comprehension qu...

Are you aged 18-40 and wear reusable (i.e. NOT daily disposable) contact lenses?
University Ethics Committee number: 2019-6099-9577       Study Design  Eurolens Research (The University of Manchester) requires 55 current contact lens wearers to volunteer ...

Are you a spectacle wearer (aged 18-35) interested in trying contact lenses for the first time?
Ethics ref; 2019-7208-11186   Eurolens Research (The University of Manchester) requires volunteers for a study comparing the performance of a test contact lens with that of spectacles in 76 volu...

Help Shape Parkinson's and ageing research
Health Research Authority (Ref. 19/NW/0094)       We are interested in how people with Parkinson’s disease behave when faced with different decisions, and how quickly they can re...

Testing Interventions for Smoking in Women
MMU Study   Are you a woman aged 18-55 who currently smokes?   We are looking for women to help test two different interventions for smoking.   We are conducting a study to look at whe...

How do we make emotional judgements during reading?
Ethics ref: 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 silently and j...

British English native speakers needed for an EEG experiment
You are invited to take part in an EEG study investigating lexical processing and memory. This study looks at whether the way you think about words affects whether you remember having seen them recen...

Development of an Empathy Skills Measure and Training Package.
Are you interested in empathy? Then why not take part in research on empathic communication? What will it involve? Participation will involve completing some online questionnaires and possibly attend...

The Psychological Measure of Islamic Religiousness (PMIR) Questionaire
A PhD research is looking at how good the Psychological Measure of Islamic Religiousness (PMIR), is at capturing Islamic beliefs and practices on physical, mental health and psychological well-being....

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...

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...

Participants are sought for a study investigating brain activity during silent reading of written stories.
Ethics Ref: 16248   Your task is to silently read 80 short stories and answer comprehension questions based on these stories. Your brain activity (measured by haemodynamic responses in the brain...