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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

8.5 million Britons with osteoarthritis could be helped by existing medicines, study finds

January 21st, 2019

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Common gene disorder causes serious “stealth” disease, but could be easily treated

January 17th, 2019

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Genetic changes associated with physical activity emerge thanks to machine learning pioneers

December 10th, 2018

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Latest Publications

GWAS Identifies Risk Locus for Erectile Dysfunction and Implicates Hypothalamic Neurobiology and Diabetes in Etiology

Type: article, Author: Jonas Bovijn and Leigh Jackson and Michael V. Holmes et al., Date: 2019-01-03

The Association Between Adiposity and Inpatient Hospital Costs in the UK Biobank Cohort

Type: article, Author: P Dixon and G Davey Smith and W Hollingworth, Date: 2018-12-31

Vitamin D and overall cancer risk and cancer mortality: a Mendelian randomization study

Type: article, Author: JS Ong and P Gharahkhani and J An and MH Law and DC Whiteman and RE Neale and S MacGregor, Date: 2018-12-15

Polygenic Risk Scores for Prediction of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Subtypes

Type: article, Author: Nasim Mavaddat, Kyriaki Michailidou, Joe Dennis, Michael Lush, Laura Fachal, Andrew Lee, Jonathan P. Tyrer, Date: 2018-12-13

GWAS identifies 14 loci for device-measured physical activity and sleep duration

Type: article, Author: Aiden Doherty and Karl Smith-Byrne and Teresa Ferreira and Michael V. Holmes and Chris Holmes and Sara L. Pulit and Cecilia M. Lindgren, Date: 2018-12-10

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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..