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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

Frailty in middle aged linked to higher mortality

June 15th, 2018

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25,000 participants scanned in the UK Biobank imaging study

June 14th, 2018

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Education linked to higher risk of short-sightedness

June 7th, 2018

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Latest Publications

Genetic Study of White Matter Integrity in UK Biobank (N=8448) and the Overlap With Stroke, Depression, and Dementia

Type: article, Author: LCA Rutten-Jacobs and DJ Tozer and M Duering and R Malik and M Dichgans and HS Markus M Traylor , Date: 2018-06-10

Genetic risk for neurodegenerative disorders, and its overlap with cognitive ability and physical function

Type: article, Author: Saskia P. Hagenaars and Ratko Radaković and Christopher Crockford and Chloe Fawns-Ritchie and International FTD-Genomics Consortium (IFGC) and Sarah E. Harris and Catharine R. Gale and Ian J. Deary , Date: 2018-06-01

Associations of discretionary screen time with mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer are attenuated by strength, fitness and physical activity: findings from the UK Biobank study

Type: article, Author: CA Celis-Morales and DM Lyall and L Steell and SR Gray and S Iliodromiti and J Anderson and DF Mackay and P Welsh and T Yates and JP Pell and N Sattar and JM Gill, Date: 2018-05-24

Body Composition Profiling in the UK Biobank Imaging Study

Type: article, Author: Jennifer Linge and Magnus Borga and Janne West and Theresa Tuthill and Melissa R. Miller and Alexandra Dumitriu and E. Louise Thomas and Thobias Romu and Patrik Tunón and Jimmy D. Bell and Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard, Date: 2018-05-22

GWAS on family history of Alzheimer’s disease

Type: article, Author: Riccardo E. Marioni and Sarah E. Harris and Qian Zhang and Allan F. McRae and Saskia P. Hagenaars and W. David Hill and Gail Davies and Craig W. Ritchie and Catharine R. Gale and John M. Starr and Alison M. Goate and David J. Porteous and Jian Yang and Kathryn L. Evans and Ian J. Deary and Naomi R. Wray and Peter M. Visscher, Date: 2018-05-18

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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.

Participants scanned so far

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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..