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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

Genetic variants that protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes discovered

April 18th, 2019

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Moderate meat eaters at risk of bowel cancer

April 17th, 2019

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Research identifies genetic causes of poor sleep

April 8th, 2019

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Latest Publications

Human Gain-of-Function MC4R Variants Show Signaling Bias and Protect against Obesity

Type: article, Author: Luca A. Lotta and Jacek Mokrosiński and Edson Mendes de Oliveira and Claudia Langenberg and Nicholas J. Wareham and I. Sadaf Farooqi , Date: 2019-04-18

Diet and colorectal cancer in UK Biobank: a prospective study

Type: article, Author: Kathryn E Bradbury and Neil Murphy and Timothy J Key, Date: 2019-04-17

The spatial correspondence and genetic influence of interhemispheric connectivity with white matter microstructure

Type: article, Author: Jeroen Mollink and Stephen M. Smith and Lloyd T. Elliott and Michiel Kleinnijenhuis and Marlies Hiemstra and Fidel Alfaro-Almagro and Jonathan Marchini and Anne-Marie van Cappellen van Walsum and Saad Jbabdi and Karla L. Miller , Date: 2019-04-15

Genetic Architectures of Childhood- and Adult-Onset Asthma Are Partly Distinct

Type: article, Author: Manuel A.R. Ferreira and Catarina Almqvist et al., Date: 2019-03-28

BGData - A Suite of R Packages for Genomic Analysis with Big Data

Type: article, Author: A Grueneberg and G de Los Campos, Date: 2019-03-20

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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..