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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

Research shows blood test predicts severity of COVID-19 before contracting the virus

July 6th, 2020

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Study suggests factors that could increase coronavirus risk in ethnic minorities

June 23rd, 2020

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COVID-19 hub: latest info for researchers and participants

June 10th, 2020

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Latest Publications

Obesity and risk of COVID-19: analysis of UK Biobank:

Type: article, Author: Thomas Yates and et al, Date: 2020-05-28

10,000 social brains: Sex differentiation in human brain anatomy

Type: article, Author: H Kiesow and et al , Date: 2020-03-18

A prospective study of coffee and tea consumption and the risk of glioma in the UK Biobank.

Type: article, Author: JH Creed and et al , Date: 2020-03-06

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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.

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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.