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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

Study shows the dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

December 7th, 2017

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Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as children, but many adults are misdiagnosed, UK Biobank data shows

December 1st, 2017

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Common irregular heart rate condition along with other chronic illness linked to higher death risk

November 3rd, 2017

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Latest Publications

Association between adiposity outcomes and residential density: a full-data, cross-sectional analysis of 419 562 UK Biobank adult participants

Type: article, Author: Dr Chinmoy Sarkar and Prof Chris Webster and Prof John Gallacher, Date: 2017-12-06

Frequency and phenotype of type 1 diabetes in the first six decades of life: a cross-sectional, genetically stratified survival analysis from UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Nicholas J Thomas and Samuel E Jones PhD and Michael N Weedon PhD and Beverley M Shields PhD and Richard A Oram PhD and Prof Andrew T Hattersley, Date: 2017-11-30

Genome-wide analysis in UK Biobank identifies four loci associated with mood instability and genetic correlation with major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia

Type: article, Author: Joey Ward and Rona J. Strawbridge and Mark E. S. Bailey and Nicholas Graham and Amy Ferguson and Donald M. Lyall and Breda Cullen and Laura M. Pidgeon and Jonathan Cavanagh and Daniel F. Mackay and Jill P. Pell and Michael O’Donovan and Valentina Escott-Price and Daniel J. Smith, Date: 2017-11-30

Genome-wide haplotype-based association analysis of major depressive disorder in Generation Scotland and UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: David M. Howard and Lynsey S. Hall and Jonathan D. Hafferty and Yanni Zeng and Mark J. Adams and Toni-Kim Clarke and David J. Porteous and Reka Nagy and Caroline Hayward and Blair H. Smith and Alison D. Murray and Niamh M. Ryan and Kathryn L. Evans and Chris S. Haley and Ian J. Deary and Pippa A. Thomson and Andrew M. McIntosh, Date: 2017-11-30

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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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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..