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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

New Osteoarthritis Genes Discovered

March 19th, 2018

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Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the ‘obesity paradox’

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Latest Publications

The impact of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on cardiac structure and function: Insights from the UK Biobank imaging enhancement study

Type: article, Author: Mihir M. Sanghvi and Nay Aung and Jackie A. Cooper and José Miguel Paiva and Aaron M. Lee and Filip Zemrak and Kenneth Fung and Ross J. Thomson and Elena Lukaschuk and Valentina Carapella and Young Jin Kim and Nicholas C. Harvey and Stefan K. Piechnik and Stefan Neubauer Steffen E. Petersen, Date: 2018-03-08

Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and colorectal cancer risk in the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Jessica S Morris and Kathryn E Bradbury and Amanda J Cross and Marc J Gunter and Neil Murphy , Date: 2018-03-08

Genetic study links components of the autonomous nervous system to heart-rate profile during exercise

Type: article, Author: Niek Verweij and Yordi J. van de Vegte and Pim van der Harst, Date: 2018-03-01

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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 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. 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..