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Future data release timelines

Provisional timeline for future data releases

The tables below gives details of upcoming data releases and estimated dates for when each release will take place. 

Please be aware that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic UK Biobank's priorities for future data availability are under constant review and timelines are subject to change.

Type of data


Approximate release date

SARS-CoV-2 serology data 

SARS-CoV-2 antibody status data for 20,000 individuals (10,000 UK Biobank participants & 10,000 of their adult children/grandchildren) over the periods: June 2020 - Dec 2020 and Nov 2021 - Feb 2022.

Q4, 2022

Hospital Inpatient Data (England and Scotland)

Hospital inpatient data for England & Scotland on the Data Portal, with summary fields on Showcase.

Q4, 2022

Hospital Inpatient Data (Wales)

An update to the Welsh inpatient data to cover the period since February 2018.

Q4, 2022

Death Registry Data

An update to the death registry data for England, Scotland & Wales on the Data Portal and in Showcase fields.

Q4, 2022

Covid-19 Test Result Data

Covid-19 test result data for England, Scotland & Wales on the Data Portal.

Q4, 2022

Scottish psychiatry data

An update to the inpatient data for Scotland to include psychiatric admissions.

Q4, 2022

Cognitive Function Questionnaire Data

Data from a web-based questionnaire on cognitive function for over 170,000 participants.

Q4, 2022

Residential location data

We hope to improve the residential location data available in Category 150, as well as bringing it up to date.

Q4, 2022

Enhanced Cancer Data

Data on cancer stage and grade, as well as cancer treatment including radiotherapy, chemotherapy cycles and surgery.


Nightingale Second Phase Data (300k)

The existing NMR metabolomic data produced by Nightingale Health in Category 220 will be updated to cover additional participants, with data covering the full cohort expected by the conclusion of the project.


WGS Main Whole Genome Sequencing Release (500k)

The final release of individual-level and joint-called whole genome sequencing data to cover the full cohort is expected in 2023.

Late 2023

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