UK Biobank: Enabling scientific discoveries that improve human health

Overview

Acronym
UK Biobank
Website
UK Biobank
Investigators
  • Prof. Rory Collins

    University of Oxford

  • Prof. Naomi Allen

    University of Oxford

Contacts
  • Mark Effingham

    UK Biobank

  • Megan Conroy

    University of Oxford

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start - End Year
2006 -
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
503,316
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
486,019

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Marker Papers

Sudlow C, Gallacher J, Allen N, et al. UK biobank: an open access resource for identifying the causes of a wide range of complex diseases of middle and old age. PLoS Medicine, 2015;12(3).

PUBMED 25826379

Supplementary Information

Timeline

Population

UK Biobank population

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
40
Maximum age
69
Countries
  • United Kingdom
Territory
Birmingham, Bristol, Bury, Cardiff, Cheadle, Croydon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hounslow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Barts, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield, Stockport, Stoke, Swansea and Wrexham

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information

Sample Size

Number of Participants
503,316
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
486,019
Supplementary Information about Population

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 UK Biobank - Pilot phase 2006 (March) 2006 (June)
1 UK Biobank - Baseline assessment 2007 (April) 2010 (October)
2 UK Biobank - Diet enhancement data 2011 (February) 2012 (April)
3 UK Biobank - Baseline assessment repetition 2012 (August) 2013 (June)
4 UK Biobank - Physical activity enhancement data 2013 (June) 2016 (January)
5 UK Biobank - Linked health-related data 2013 (March) Ongoing
6 UK Biobank - Cognitive function enhancement data 2014 (November) 2014 (December)
7 UK Biobank - Occupational health enhancement data 2015 (July) 2015 (September)
8 UK Biobank - Imaging 2014 (August) Ongoing
9 UK Biobank - Mental health enhancement data 2016 (August) 2016 (December)
10 UK Biobank - Digestive health 2017 2017
11 UK Biobank - Physical activity monitor repetition 2018 Ongoing
12 UK Biobank - Pain 2019 2019
13 UK Biobank - Food preferences 2019 (January) 2019 (August)
14 UK Biobank - Covid-19 2020 (June) 2020 (December)
15 UK Biobank - First repeat imaging visit 2019 (July) Ongoing

Participating Studies

Acronym Name Study design Countries

Harmonization Initiatives Included

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Networks

Acronym Name Harmonization Initiatives Individual Studies

Datasets

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