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UK Biobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas, from academia and industry. Scientists, please ensure you read the background materials before registering. To our participants, we say thank you for supporting this important resource to improve health. Without you, none of the research featured on this website would be possible.

Latest News

A new map of the relationships between 250 physical illnesses in 117,000 Biobank volunteers; how depression fits in.

August 1st, 2017

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Important note about imputed genetics data

July 27th, 2017

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One minute of running per day linked to better bone health in women

July 18th, 2017

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Latest Publications

Bayesian analysis of genetic association across tree-structured routine healthcare data in the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Adrian Cortes and Calliope A Dendrou and Allan Motyer and Luke Jostins and Damjan Vukcevic and Alexander Dilthey and Peter Donnelly and Stephen Leslie and Lars Fugger and Gil McVean, Date: 2017-07-31

Bayesian association scan reveals loci associated with human lifespan and linked biomarkers.

Type: article, Author: AF McDaid and PK Joshi and E Porcu and A Komljenovic H Li and V Sorrentino and M Litovchenko RP Bevers S Rüeger and A Reymond and M Bochud and B Deplancke and RW Williams and M Robinson-Rechavi and F Paccaud V Rousson and J Auwerx and JF Wilson and Z Kutalik, Date: 2017-07-27

Genome-wide association study of alcohol consumption and genetic overlap with other health-related traits in UK Biobank (N=112 117)

Type: article, Author: T-K Clarke1 and M J Adams and G Davies and D M Howard and L S Hall and S Padmanabhan and A D Murrayand B H Smith and A Campbell and C Hayward and D J Porteous and I J Deary and A M McIntosh, Date: 2017-07-25

Genetic analysis in UK Biobank links insulin resistance and transendothelial migration pathways to coronary artery disease

Type: article, Author: Derek Klarin and Qiuyu Martin Zhu and Connor A Emdin and Mark Chaffin and Steven Horner and Brian J McMillan and Alison Leed and Michael E Weale and Chris C A Spencer and François Aguet and, Ayellet V Segrè and Kristin G Ardlie and Amit V Khera and Virendar K Kaushik and Pradeep Natarajan and CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium and Sekar Kathiresan, Date: 2017-07-17

When Is Higher Neuroticism Protective Against Death? Findings From UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Catharine R. Gale and Iva Čukić and G. David Batty and Andrew M. McIntosh and Alexander Weiss and Ian J. Deary, Date: 2017-07-13

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UK Biobank Imaging Study

If you’ve received an invitation to be scanned, we should be delighted to see you at our scanning assessment centre. To make an appointment, you should call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 (free from most phones) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday. For more information, please visit the UK Biobank Imaging web site.

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Keeping in touch

Participant queries

Please call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 (free from most phones) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday or email us. You can also update your contact details via this website.

Researcher enquiries

Please study the information provided in this website and email us if you have any further enquiries.

Questions about the study

If you have any questions about our research as a participant or researcher, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us..