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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

DNA helix

Aging and chronic diseases share genetic factors, study reveals

January 30th, 2019

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Research sheds light on body clock and links to mental health and disease

January 30th, 2019

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Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies

January 25th, 2019

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Latest Publications

Identification of 12 genetic loci associated with human healthspan

Type: article, Author: Aleksandr Zenin and Yakov Tsepilov and Sodbo Sharapov and Evgeny Getmantsev and L. I. Menshikov and Peter O. Fedichev and Yurii Aulchenko , Date: 2019-01-30

Genome-wide association analyses of chronotype in 697,828 individuals provides insights into circadian rhythms

Type: article, Author: Samuel E. Jones and Jacqueline M. Lane and Michael N. Weedon , Date: 2019-01-29

Genome-wide association study of body fat distribution identifies adiposity loci and sex-specific genetic effects

Type: article, Author: Mathias Rask-Andersen and Torgny Karlsson and Weronica E. Ek and Åsa Johansson , Date: 2019-01-21

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 Holmes V et al., Date: 2019-01-03

Trans-ethnic association study of blood pressure determinants in over 750,000 individuals

Type: article, Author: Ayush Giri and Jacklyn N. Hellwege and Todd L. Edwards and et al., Date: 2018-12-21

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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..