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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

Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

July 15th, 2019

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Being a ‘morning person’ linked to lower risk of breast cancer

July 9th, 2019

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Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease

June 14th, 2019

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Latest Publications

Quantitative CMR population imaging on 20,000 subjects of the UK Biobank imaging study: LV/RV quantification pipeline and its evaluation

Type: article, Author: Rahman Attara and Marco Pereañez and Ali Gooya and Xènia Albàd and Le Zhang and Milton Hozd and Vilaa Aaron and M.Leef and NayAung and Elena Lukaschuke and Mihir M.Sanghvi and Kenneth Fung and Jose Miguel Paiv and Stefan K.Piechnike and Stefan Neubauer and Steffen E.Petersen and Alejandro F.Frangi, Date: 2019-08-01

Reflections on Randomized Trials and Observational Studies

Type: article, Author: Sir Rory Collins and John D. Rutherford, Date: 2019-07-08

Air pollution, lung function and COPD: results from the population-based UK Biobank study

Type: article, Author: Dany Doiron and Kees de Hoogh and Nicole Probst-Hensch and Isabel Fortier and Yutong Cai and Sara De Matteis and Anna L. Hansell, Date: 2019-07-08

Obesity, Brain Volume, and White Matter Microstructure at MRI: A Cross-sectional UK Biobank Study

Type: article, Author: IA Dekkers and PR Jansen and HJ Lamb , Date: 2019-06-29

Genome-wide association study identifies loci for arterial stiffness index in 127,121 UK Biobank participants

Type: article, Author: Kenneth Fung and Julia Ramírez and Helen R. Warren and Nay Aung and Aaron M. Lee and Evan Tzanis and Steffen E. Petersen and Patricia B. Munroe , Date: 2019-06-24

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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..