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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.

Seeking parents of children aged 7 – 12 to complete a brief questionnaire about your child’s time concept
Ethics reference: 2018-2632-4893   We are seeking parents of children aged between 7 – 12 years old for a study investigating time concept in autism spectrum condition. We are currently 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...

An investigation of the rate of information processing
Ethics ref: 2018-5145   The perception of time is believed to be controlled by a dedicated internal clock. This internal clock is also believed to control the rate at which information can be pr...

Have you personal experience of self-harm or of caring/ supporting a person who self-harms?
Rec ref: 18/NW/0839   PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED - ONLINE SURVEY   Mental health assessments and psychological therapies are important following self-harm.   We are investigating what helps...

Eye-tracking experiment on the perception of randomness
Ethics ref; 2019-6130 We need adults with normal or corrected vision (glasses and contact lenses are OK) to take part in an eye-tracking study investigating how people perceive structure and randomne...

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...

Can reading speed be measured automatically?
Ethics ref:  2019-6437-10308   Researchers in Optometry at the University of Manchester are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study to investigate reading performance using an au...

“Call for Participants! BBC and UoM Joint User Engagement Study"
Ethics Ref:  2019-5064-9820   We’re running a study to explore the relationship between user engagement and interaction data. During the study, you’ll be shown step-by-step how ...

Volunteers are required for participation in a research study investigating the bacteria present in the skin
Ethics ref:  2019-6208-10419   Volunteers are required for participation in a research study investigating the bacteria present in the skin.   Sampling will include the swabbing of dif...

a study of pronunciation in Polish, using ultrasound
Ethics ref: 2018-5507-7686   We're looking for participants for a study of pronunciation in Polish, using ultrasound. The experiment is safe and non-invasive, it takes around 30 minutes, and it ...

Participants required for a student survey investigating student concerns and experiences of victimisation and criminality against students.
Ethics ref: 2018-5063-7742 We are looking for students to take part in our study investigating concerns and experiences of victimisation and criminality against students The aim of this survey is to ...

Investigating the barriers and enablers of hearing protection use during recreational noise exposure
Ethics ref:  2018-3556-6133 Do you find yourself in noisy situations outside work?   Then this is the research study for you!   Researchers at the University of Manchester are lookin...

Clinical trial for the treatment of skin scars.
Ethics ref; 14333 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 cosmet...

Volunteers with diabetes needed for measuring foot temperature
University Ethics Committee ref: 2018-3953-7423     What is the aim? Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) develop in over 7% of diabetes cases in the UK, and can develop to the point where the perso...

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...