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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.

Call For Participants: How Does Your Memory Impact Hearing?
Ethics Ref: 19526 Are you 18-35 years old and a native English speaker with self-reported normal hearing? We’re looking for you! We are investigating memory’s importance for speech percep...

Final year nursing students (adult field)
Ethics: Edge Hill ETH2324-0162 What is the study about? There is an increasing interest in genetic and genomics in healthcare. This research willexplore undergraduate nursing student’s understa...

New Research Study for healthy children and young people
NHS REC ref: 23/NW/0182 IRAS: 322680 We are a research group looking to understand more about learning and memory in children and young people. This study is for healthy children and young ...

Study about listening effort for people who wear hearing aids
Ethics ref: 19917   We are seeking individuals with over six months of experience using hearing aids to participate in a study. This study will require volunteers to use a vibrotactile wristband...

The Impact of Parent Attachment type on the Peer Relationships and Emotion Regulation of young adults.
Ethics ref: 19738   I am carrying out a study to gain insight in to the effect of type of attachment to our parents in infancy on how this can have long term impacts in to adulthood. I am a Univ...

How does life change when your parent or caregiver has a stroke?
ERM Ref: 17961 We are doing research to understand how children are impacted when someone who cares for them has a stroke. This is part of a doctoral thesis. Were you aged 8-18 when your pa...

Postgraduate students' perceptions of the impact of emotion regulation on academic transition in UK higher education
Ethics ref: 19960 Dear PGT students    I hope this email finds you well. My name is Wenjie Yu, and I am a MEd Psychology of Education student at Manchester Institution of Education, School ...

We are recruiting people who are not adopted to help us understand how early life experience impacts the brain and behaviour
Ethics ref: 17962 Why are we conducting this research?   We would like to learn more about how early life experience influences the brain, behaviour, and the immune system later in life.  W...

Understanding the factors influencing dietary habits
MMU You are invited to take part in: ‘EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES AND SOCIAL FACTORS ON DIETARY HABITS AMONG STUDENTS AT THREE MANCHESTER UNIVERSITIES’ JOIN MY RESEA...

Can you help us learn more about normal walking patterns and knee function?
Ethics ref: 19496   We are looking for participants to take part in a research study to learn more about how the healthy knee moves and how individuals with no knee problems walk. The results wi...

Exploring your self critic through voice dialogue
ERM ref: 17900 A Qualitative Exploration in People with Low Self-Esteem   We want to learn more about individuals’ experiences of participating in a Voice Dialogue session that explore t...

Volunteers needed for an EEG study on reward and memory
Ethics ref; 17490 Volunteers Needed for an EEG Study on Reward and Memory We are looking for volunteers to participate in an EEG study on reward and memory. In our experiment, you will perform comput...

Can you help us improve the quality of student mental health?
Ethics: Uni of Southampton   Researchers are looking to explore the reasons behind students' difficulties with mental health across the years of their study to allow for greater understanding of...

Volunteers are required to participate in a research study investigating the bacteria present in the skin
Ethics Ref: 18041 Volunteers are required to participate in a research study investigating the bacteria present in the skin. Sampling will include swabbing different skin sites (Volar forearm, S...

Exploring interventions to maintain and prolong healthy skin function for an ageing population. How does our skin change with age?
Ethics ref: 13599 IRAS: 315711 Study summary  As skin ages, we see a decline in skin barrier function, which can leave elderly people vulnerable to skin damage. We believe that these changes may...

We are looking for participants to measure effects of light exposure on mood in everyday life.
Ethics ref: 2023-18265-31575   Mental health conditions are on the rise and there is an urgent need to find alternative methods of treatment for conditions such as depression. Devices that measu...

Can you help us understand more about the impacts of headphone use on hearing?
Ethics ref: 2023-17611-30781 I am Cara a trainee audiologist and student at University of Manchester. Many of us now use headphones on a day-to-day basis for work or recreational use. I’m carry...

Can you help us understand more about the impacts of headphone use on hearing?
Ethics ref: 2023-17611-30781 I am Cara a trainee audiologist and student at University of Manchester. Many of us now use headphones on a day-to-day basis for work or recreational use. I’m carry...

Can you help us understand more about the impacts of headphone use on hearing?
Ethics ref: 2023-17611-30781 I am Cara a trainee audiologist and student at University of Manchester. Many of us now use headphones on a day-to-day basis for work or recreational use. I’m carry...

We are looking for healthy volunteers to take part in our study
NHS REC ref: 23/YH/0121 IRAS ID: 322779   We are conducting a research study to investigate the reasons why brain tumours grow, by comparing samples from samples from patients with different typ...

Call for volunteers for a study investigating the effect of probiotic kitchen cleaning products on consumers skin hand microbiome
Ethics ref : 15191 The University of Manchester is looking for healthy volunteers from 18 to 40 years old who have no wounds, eczema, or cuts/breaks on the hand, scabs or any visible evidence of skin...

The role and impact of new technologies on re school childrens language development and outcomes
Ethics ref: 13932 My name is Luca, I'm part of the Cognitive Robotics Lab form the Department of Computer science.   Together with the Cognitive Development Lab from the University of Salford, w...

Eurolens Research - are you aged 42+ and finding changes to your close/reading vision frustrating?
Study Design This study will compare the short-term clinical performance of two multifocal contact lens brands, which are designed for use by people experiencing presbyopia (or age-related, reduced a...

The Psychological Measure of Islamic Religiousness (PMIR) Questionnaire
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....

An EEG study on fluency and context recognition memory
Ethics ref; 12952   We are seeking volunteers to participate in a study investigating the relationship between language and recognition memory. You will view a series of words presented on a com...

Recruiting adopted people aged 18-25 for brain imaging and psychology research
Ethics ref: 17962 We are recruiting adopted people to help us understand how early life experience impacts the brain and behaviour   Why are we conducting this research?   We would like to ...