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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

Common irregular heart rate condition along with other chronic illness linked to higher death risk

November 3rd, 2017

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Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesity

October 27th, 2017

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High BMI & blood pressure create a heavy heart

October 4th, 2017

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Latest Publications

Multimorbidity and co-morbidity in atrial fibrillation and effects on survival: findings from UK Biobank cohort

Type: article, Author: Bhautesh Dinesh Jani and Barbara I Nicholl and Ross McQueenie and Derek T Connelly and Peter Hanlon and Katie I Gallacher and Duncan Lee and Frances S Mair, Date: 2017-11-02

Ambient air pollution, traffic noise and adult asthma prevalence: a BioSHaRE approach

Type: article, Author: Yutong Cai and Wilma L. Zijlema and Dany Doiron and Marta Blangiardo and Paul R. Burton and Isabel Fortier and Amadou Gaye and John Gulliver and Kees de Hoogh and Kristian Hveem and Stéphane Mbatchou and David W. Morley and Ronald P. Stolk and Paul Elliott and Anna L. Hansell and Susan Hodgson, Date: 2017-11-01

The Validity and Value of Self-reported Physical Activity and Accelerometry in People With Schizophrenia: A Population-Scale Study of the UK Biobank

Type: article, Author: Joseph Firth and Brendon Stubbs and Davy Vancampfort and Felipe B Schuch and Simon Rosenbaum and Philip B Ward and Josh A Firth and Jerome Sarris and Alison R Yung, Date: 2017-10-24

Image processing and Quality Control for the first 10,000 brain imaging datasets from UK Biobank.

Type: article, Author: F Alfaro-Almagro and M Jenkinson and NK Bangerter and JLR Andersson and L Griffanti and G Douaud SN Sotiropoulos and S Jbabdi and M Hernandez-Fernandez and E Vallee and D Vidaurre and M Webster and P McCarthy and C Rorden and A Daducci and DC Alexander and H Zhang and I Dragonu and PM Matthews and KL Miller and SM Smith , Date: 2017-10-24

The Contribution of Neanderthals to Phenotypic Variation in Modern Humans

Type: article, Author: Michael Dannemann and Janet Kelso, Date: 2017-10-05

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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.

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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..