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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

Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

March 19th, 2019

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Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains

March 11th, 2019

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New genetic data on 50,000 UK Biobank participants made available to the global health research community

March 11th, 2019

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Latest Publications

Associations between vascular risk factors and brain MRI indices in UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Simon R Cox and Donald M Lyall and Ian J Deary et al., Date: 2019-03-11

The influence of X chromosome variants on trait neuroticism

Type: article, Author: Michelle Luciano and Gail Davies and Kim M. Summers and W. David Hill and Caroline Hayward and David C. Liewald and David J. Porteous and Catharine R. Gale and Andrew M. McIntosh and Ian J. Deary , Date: 2019-03-06

Walking Pace Is Associated with Lower Risk of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality

Type: article, Author: C CELIS-MORALES and S GRAY and F PETERMANN and I ILIODROMITI and STAMATINA and P WELSH and DM LYALL and JANA ANDERSON and P PELLICORI and D MACKAY and JP PELL and N SATTAR and J GILL, Date: 2019-03-01

New genetic signals for lung function highlight pathways and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associations across multiple ancestries

Type: article, Author: Nick Shrine and Martin Tobin and Louise V. Wain et al, Date: 2019-02-25

Identification of novel genome-wide associations for suicidality in UK Biobank, genetic correlation with psychiatric disorders and polygenic association with completed suicide

Type: article, Author: Rona J.Strawbridge and Joey Ward and Amy Ferguson and Nicholas Graham and Richard J.Shaw and Breda Cullen and Robert Pearsall and Laura M.Lyall and Keira J.A.Johnston and Claire L.Niedzwiedz and Jill P.Pell and Daniel Mackay and Julie Langan Martina and Donald M.Lyalla and Mark E.S.Bailey and Daniel J.Smith, Date: 2019-02-08

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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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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.

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If you have any questions about our research as a participant or researcher, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us..