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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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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...

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...

Brand Norming Study – name advertising brands
Ethics ref:  2019-7809-11498   Hello!   I would kindly ask you to take part in an online survey about advertising brands.   This research is conducted by the School of Computer Sc...

Eye-tracking study: Effect of interactive computer prompts on visual search
Ethics Ref: 2018-4586-6410   We are recruiting participants for a study investigating visual search. Your task will be to find targets in noisy backgrounds on a computer display. This task repli...

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...

We are seeking volunteers for a study of the perception and experience of time in autism.
UREC ref 2632   *** We are particularly seeking non-autistic volunteers aged between 38-45 ***   Our sense of time and duration are essential to how we experience, and interact with, the wo...

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...

Participants needed for eye study
  We are looking for participants (contact lens wearers and non-wearers) for a study investigating ocular light scatter. At the visits, we will measure your visual acuity by asking you read lett...

investigating ocular light scatter
Ethics ref:  2019-6833-10970   Participants needed for eye study Description We are looking for participants (contact lens wearers and non-wearers) for a study investigating ocular light s...

Exploring the memory processes that support recognition memory using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Ethics Ref: 14130   We are interested in exploring which brain regions are involved in specific aspects of memory function. This study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (a non-invas...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...