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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

‘TANTALISING AND EXCITING’ UK Biobank genetics opens the door to a new era of health research

October 10th, 2018

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Study finds one-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk using UK Biobank data

October 9th, 2018

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Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants

August 14th, 2018

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Latest Publications

Genomic Risk Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease in 480,000 Adults

Type: article, Author: Michael Inouye and Nilesh J. Samani and for the UK Biobank CardioMetabolic Consortium CHD Working Group, Date: 2018-10-16

The UK Biobank resource with deep phenotyping and genomic data

Type: article, Author: Clare Bycroft and Colin Freeman and Desislava Petkova and Gavin Band and Lloyd T. Elliott and Kevin Sharp and Allan Motyer and Damjan Vukcevic and Olivier Delaneau and Jared O’Connell and Adrian Cortes and Samantha Welsh and Alan Young and Mark Effingham and Gil McVean and Stephen Leslie and Naomi Allen and Peter Donnelly and Jonathan Marchini , Date: 2018-10-10

Genome-wide association studies of brain imaging phenotypes in UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Lloyd T. Elliott and Kevin Sharp and Fidel Alfaro-Almagro and Sinan Shi and Karla L. Miller and Gwenaëlle Douaud and Jonathan Marchini and Stephen M. Smith , Date: 2018-10-10

Red cell distribution width and common disease onsets in 240,477 healthy volunteers followed for up to 9 years

Type: article, Author: Luke C. Pilling and Janice L. Atkins and George A. Kuchel and Luigi Ferrucci and David Melzer , Date: 2018-09-13

Genetic Association of Albuminuria with Cardiometabolic Disease and Blood Pressure

Type: article, Author: Mary E. Haas and Krishna G. Aragam and Connor A. Emdin and Alexander G. Bick and International Consortium for Blood Pressure and Gibran Hemani and George Davey Smith and Sekar Kathiresan , Date: 2018-09-13

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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) 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm 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..