Below is a link to the Research Volunteering page on the University of Manchester website. Here, researchers post surveys and opportunities to take part in studies undertaken by staff and postgraduate researchers at the university.
I’ve taken part in one study (for which I was compensated with a lovely £10 Amazon voucher), and I’ve applied for lots more. I find it very exciting to be a part of new research. My participation will contribute to someone’s Ph.D, and it might influence future technology.
All of the projects first have to be run past the University’s ethics committee, and any medical research also has to comply with NHS regulations. I’m going to be submitting my own request for a research survey soon, and I’ll let you know when it’s live.