IF YOU HAVE TAKEN PART IN STUDIES CONDUCTED BY THE MRC INSTITUTE OF HEARING RESEARCH, PLEASE READ
To all research study participants who are currently or have previously participated in Medical Research Council (“MRC”) Institute of Hearing Research (“IHR”) research studies:
With effect from Wednesday 1 June 2016 the owernship of the MRC IHR will transfer to the University of Nottingham (the “University”) creating a new University Unit department within the School of Medicine. This transfer includes the MRC/CSO Institute of Hearing Research - Scottish Section, based in Glasgow. The transfer is part of a wider strategic alliance between the MRC and the University of Nottingham that will enhance our excellent research and open up exciting new scientific opportunities.
As part of the transfer the responsibility for the safeguarding of research data and personal information (i.e. the Data Controller) will change from the MRC to the University. However, apart from this, the location of where these data are held, who has access to the data and the conditions under which they are held will not change.
Following the transfer the Unit name will remain the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, at the same address, which can be found below. Similarly the name of the Scottish Section, and its location will remain unchanged.
In due course the University will be sending participants who have taken part in studies affected by this change a letter confirming the changes in the responsibility for safeguarding research data and sensitive personal information.
If you have any questions about the Unit transfer or would like further clarification about what the transfer will mean with regards to the data we hold or the change in Data Controller, then please contact me at the address below
Professor Michael Akeroyd
- MRC Institute of Hearing Research
- University Park
- NG7 2RD
- 27th May 2016
- McShefferty D, Whitmer WM, Akeroyd MA (2016) The Just-Meaningful Difference in Speech-to-Noise Ratio. Trends in hearing 20 (PubMed)
- Heinrich A, Knight S, Hawkins S (2015) Influences of word predictability and type of masker noise on intelligibility of sung text in live concerts. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138(4), 2373 (PubMed)
- Fackrell K, Hall DA, Barry JG, Hoare DJ (2015) Psychometric properties of the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI): Assessment in a UK research volunteer population. Hearing research (ePub ahead of print) (PubMed)
- Jones PR, Moore DR, Shub DE, Amitay S (2015) The role of response bias in perceptual learning. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition 41(5), 1456-70 (Europe PMC )
- Hendry J, Chin A, Swan I, Akeroyd MA, Browning GG (2015) The Glasgow Benefit Inventory: A systematic review of the use and value of an otorhinolaryngological generic Patient Recorded Outcome Measure [PROM]. Clinical otolaryngology (ePub ahead of print) (PubMed)
- Dewey RS, Hartley DE (2015) Cortical cross-modal plasticity following deafness measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Hearing Research 325, 55-63. (PubMed)
- Scholes C, Palmer AR, Sumner CJ (2015) Stream segregation in the anesthetized auditory cortex. Hearing research 328, 48-58 (ePub ahead of print) (PubMed)
- Nuttall HE, Moore DR, Barry JG, Krumbholz K, de Boer J (2015) The influence of cochlear spectral processing on the timing and amplitude of the speech-evoked auditory brain stem response. Journal of neurophysiology 113(10), 3683-91 (Europe PMC )
- Barry JG, Tomlin D, Moore DR, Dillon H (2015) Use of Questionnaire-Based Measures in the Assessment of Listening Difficulties in School-Aged Children. Ear and hearing (ePub ahead of print) (PubMed)
- Jenkins A, Wilkinson JV, Akeroyd MA, Broom MA (2015) Distractions during critical phases of anaesthesia for caesarean section: an observational study. Anaesthesia 70(5), 543-8 (PubMed)