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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.

Volunteers aged 18-40 years old, native speakers of Mandarin and with normal hearing are recruited.
Ethics ref: 15517   Volunteers wanted to evaluate the effect of speech sounds on learning The University of Manchester, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness   Wanted: Native Mandari...

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 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...

Exploring the relationship between English learning as an additional language and resilience of university students
Ethics ref:18868 What is this research for? This research aims to explore the potential correlation between speaking English as an Additional Language (EAL) and psychological resilience of university...

Validation of a digital version of the Sydney Swallowing questionnaire
Ethics ref: 19119   You are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire, which aims to assess your swallowing ability. The questionnaire is the Sydney Swallowing Questionnaire (SSQ). T...

Deliberative stakeholder consultations on the selection of patient-reported experience measures and patient-reported outcome measures for a quality improvement dashboard in primary dental care
Ethics ref: 18249 Are you a person who uses primary dental care, or are you a dentist, dental care professional or practice manager? Please sign up to take part in a group discussion (approximately 9...

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...

Are you over 45 years old, in good general health and have no history of asthma?
NHS REC ref: 19/NW/0067 IRAS: 250025 The North West Lung Centre is running a study to understand how to assess individuals who have upper airway breathing difficulties. We are currently looking ...

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...

Participants wanted for our ageing and memory assessment project
Ethics ref: 4967 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 earlie...

Eurolens research - children aged 8-12 that wear spectacles to correct short sightedness required for two visit clinical study
Ethics ref: 2023-18206-31468   Study Design: This is a two-visit clinical study designed to compare the effect on eye movements of different myopia-control spectacles lenses, which are desi...

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...

Do you experience visual stress/scotopic sensitivity/Irlen’s syndrome? Do you use coloured lenses or overlays?
Ethics Ref: 2023-16108-29622 Volunteers needed for a study investigating brain activity and visual stress Researchers at The University of Manchester are conducting a pilot study on brain activi...

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 ...