Welcome to the Human Nutrition Unit (HNU) based at The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. Here, we run a variety of human nutrition studies for which volunteers are needed.

The HNU was established in 1986 to provide a metabolic research facility to study the relationship between diet and health in humans. Find out what it’s like to be a volunteer watch our videos below.

If you're interested in volunteering for our nutrition studies, a list of our current studies is usually found here. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic our studies are currently paused. Once we are able to resume normal activities please check back here to see how you can be a volunteer.

Human Nutrition Unit

What happens in our Human Nutrition Unit?

Volunteer Story

Find out what it's like being a volunteer.

Please Note: Although we are a nutrition research unit we are unable to provide advice on diet to individuals not currently participating in any of the studies. If you are concerned about your diet, please consult your GP.