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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

Imaging study shows more nights in hospital for those with higher thigh muscle and internal organ fat

May 19th, 2017

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Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

April 24th, 2017

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Active commuting cuts cancer and heart disease risk

April 20th, 2017

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Latest Publications

Contribution of risk factors to excess mortality in isolated and lonely individuals: an analysis of data from the UK Biobank cohort study

Type: article, Author: Prof Marko Elovainio, Christian Hakulinen, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Prof Marianna Virtanen,Kim Josefsson, Prof Markus Jokela, Prof Jussi Vahtera, Prof Mika Kivimäki, Date: 2017-05-04

Development of breast cancer risk prediction for the UK population using the UK Biobank dataset

Type: article, Author: Kawthar Alajmi, Artitaya Lophatananon & Kenneth Muir, Date: 2017-04-30

Low physical activity, high television viewing and poor sleep duration cluster in overweight and obese adults; a cross-sectional study of 398,984 participants from the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Sophie Cassidy, Josephine Y. Chau, Michael Catt, Adrian Bauman and Michael I. Trenell, Date: 2017-04-28

UK Biobank: Opportunities for cardiovascular research

Type: article, Author: T Littlejohns,C Sudlow, NE Allen, UK Biobank, Date: 2017-04-10

The 'cognitive footprint' of psychiatric and neurological conditions: cross-sectional study in the UK Biobank cohort

Type: article, Author: B Cullen, DJ Smith,IJ Deary,JJ Evans, JP Pell, Date: 2017-04-07

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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..