We need volunteers for studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) experiments.
Why take part?
Working with volunteers, just like you, has helped us to better understand the chemistry, physiology and psychology of human brain function. Our research is critical in helping to find new cures and better treatments for individuals coping with neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.
As a volunteer, you will:
- be able to learn more about your condition
- support life-changing research
- join a community dedicated to improving the lives of future generations
What happens on a study?
The MEG and MRI participant leaflets provide information about the techniques, how to prepare for the scans and what happens when you come to YNiC for a recording.
If you have not been a participant before, you will need to complete several forms before you are scanned. These will be explained to you in advance of the scan and you will be given plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
How to take part
If you would like to volunteer, please register your details with us by filling in a General Consent Form. Please return completed forms at least 24 hours in advance of any scans to the address below or hand it in at reception:
York Neuroimaging Centre
York Science Park
(Please note that we are unable to accept forms by email)
If you would like to find out more about volunteering at the centre, please contact YNiC reception on +44 (0)1904 435346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After filling in this form you will receive recruitment emails whenever studies are looking for participants. Receipt of these recruitment emails places you under no obligation to participate in any of the studies.
Many studies offer remuneration, or research credits, to their participants. In particular, participating in studies at YNiC will count towards the course requirements of 1st and 2nd-year students in the Department of Psychology.
If you are interested in taking part in other psychology experiments, please see the Department of Psychology's website
The general consent form contains statements that the participant has agreed to their scans being used for research and that they agree to their GP being notified if an anomaly is found. It is YNiC policy that if a participant states that they do not wish their GP to be informed, then they cannot be scanned at YNiC. If we were to do this it would put us in a difficult ethical position if an anomaly was then found during a scan.