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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

Risk of adverse medication reactions to people with common lung condition

January 15th, 2018

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Regeneron announces major collaboration to exome sequence UK Biobank genetic data more quickly

January 8th, 2018

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Don’t give up now – keeping your New Year’s resolutions could reduce cancer risk

January 5th, 2018

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Latest Publications

Seasonality of depressive symptoms in women but not in men: a cross-sectional study in the UK Biobank cohort

Type: article, Author: Laura M. Lyall and Cathy A. Wyse and Carlos A. Celis Morales and Donald M. Lyall and Breda Cullen and Daniel Mackay and Joey Ward and and Nicholas Graham and Rona J. Strawbridge and Jason M.R. Gill and Amy Ferguson and Mark E.S. Bailey and Jill P. Pell and Annie M. Curtis and Daniel J. Smith, Date: 2018-03-01

Red and processed meat consumption and breast cancer: UK Biobank cohort study and meta-analysis

Type: article, Author: Jana J. Anderson and Narisa D.M. Darwis and Daniel F. Mackay and Carlos A. Celis-Morales and Donald M. Lyall and Naveed Sattar and Jason M.R. Gill and Jill P. Pell, Date: 2017-12-21

Association analysis in over 329,000 individuals identifies 116 independent variants influencing neuroticism.

Type: article, Author: M Luciano and SP Hagenaars and G Davies and WD Hill and TK Clarke and M Shirali and SE Harris and RE Marioni and DC Liewald and C Fawns-Ritchie and MJ Adams and DM Howard and CM Lewis and CR Gale and AM McIntosh IJ Deary, Date: 2017-12-18

Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Kate E Mason and Prof Neil Pearce and Prof Steven Cummins, Date: 2017-12-12

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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..