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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

UK Biobank data allows researchers unique insight into type 1 diabetes

September 12th, 2017

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Gene study may suggest new treatment for osteoporosis

September 12th, 2017

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Large scale study shows slow walking pace good predictor of heart-related deaths

August 30th, 2017

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Latest Publications

Identification of 153 new loci associated with heel bone mineral density and functional involvement of GPC6 in osteoporosis

Type: article, Author: John P Kemp, John A Morris, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Vincenzo Forgetta, Nicole M Warrington, Scott E Youlten, Jie Zheng, Celia L Gregson, Elin Grundberg, Katerina Trajanoska, John G Logan, Andrea S Pollard, Penny C Sparkes and Elena J Ghirardello and Rebecca Allen and Victoria D Leitch and Natalie C Butterfield and Davide Komla-Ebri and Anne-Tounsia Adoum and Katharine F Curry and Jacqueline K White and Fiona Kussy and Keelin M Greenlaw and Changjiang Xu and Nicholas C Harvey , Date: 2017-09-04

Fully-automated left ventricular mass and volume MRI analysis in the UK Biobank population cohort: evaluation of initial results.

Type: article, Author: A Suinesiaputra and MM Sanghvi and N Aung ans JM Paiva and F Zemrak and K Fung and E Lukaschuk and AM Lee and V Carapella and YJ Kim and J Francis and SK Piechnik and S Neubauer and A Greiser and MP Jolly and C Hayes and A Young and SE Petersen , Date: 2017-08-23

Ventilatory function as a predictor of mortality in lifelong non-smokers: evidence from large British cohort studies

Type: article, Author: Ramyani P Gupta and David P Strachan, Date: 2017-08-21

Functional non-synonymous variants of ABCG2 and gout risk

Type: article, Author: Blanka Stiburkova and Katerina Pavelcova and Jakub Zavada and Lenka Petru and Pavel Simek and Pavel Cepek and Marketa Pavlikova and Hirotaka Matsuo and Tony R. Merriman and Karel Pavelka, Date: 2017-08-14

Associations of coffee genetic risk scores with consumption of coffee, tea and other beverages in the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: AE Taylor and G Davey Smith and MR Munafò, Date: 2017-08-09

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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..