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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

GSK/ Regeneron initiative to develop better treatments, more quickly

March 23rd, 2017

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MRI of the abdomen organs

Fatty liver epidemic affects one fifth of population, UK Biobank MRI study shows

March 2nd, 2017

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World lung health study allows scientists to predict chances of developing deadly disease

February 8th, 2017

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Latest Publications

Genetic contributions to self-reported tiredness

Type: article, Author: V Deary, I J Deary, Date: 2017-02-14

Large Scale Population Assessment of Physical Activity Using Wrist Worn Accelerometers: The UK Biobank Study

Type: article, Author: Aiden Doherty , Nicholas J. Wareham , Date: 2017-02-01

Genome-wide association analysis identifies novel blood pressure loci and offers biological insights into cardiovascular risk

Type: article, Author: Helen R Warren,Paul Elliott and The UK Biobank CardioMetabolic Consortium BP working group, Date: 2017-01-30

Gene–obesogenic environment interactions in the UK Biobank study

Type: article, Author: Jessica Tyrrell, and Timothy M Frayling , Date: 2017-01-11

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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 (free from most phones) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday. For more information, please visit the UK Biobank Imaging web site.

Participants scanned so far

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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) or 02920 765597, 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday 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..