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Supplements and scent research

The FSW offers facilities for two special types of research: research using nutritional supplements and research using scents.

Within the FSW it is possible to carry out research in which nutritional supplements are administered to participants (e.g. L-dopa, oxytocin, or Tyrosine). When a study involves high doses of supplements, medicines, or psychotropic substances it is possible that it cannot take place in the FSW but will have to be moved to the LUMC. Medicines can only be administered in collaboration with the pharmacy.

Research involving scent can be carried out in many ways. It is important to have a discussion with the lab coordinator/SOLO Research and Lab Support before the start of the study to establish whether the type of study planned is suitable for the lab. Smells that linger in the lab could compromise subsequent studies.

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