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Provisional timeline for future data releases

The table below gives details of upcoming data releases and estimated dates for when each release will take place. For details about the most recent data release and past releases see here.

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


Type of data About Approximate release date
English primary care (GP) data from EMIS English primary care data from EMIS covering approximately 260,000 participants.

This data will be available to be used for COVID-19 research only.
End of September 2020
Inpatient hospital data for Scotland and Wales More recent hospital inpatient records for Scotland and Wales will be added to the existing inpatient data tables on the Data Portal.

We currently hold data up to March 2019 for Scotland and March 2018 for Wales, but may have received more recent data by the time of this release.
Quarter 4 2020
Summary inpatient fields, first occurrences and algorithmically-defined outcomes The summary inpatient fields (Category 2000), the First Occurrences (Category 1712) and Algorithmically-Defined Outcomes (Category 42) will be updated to account for the new death and inpatient data (including additional Scottish & Welsh data). Quarter 4 2020
Scottish and Welsh primary care data Primary care data for Scotland and Wales will be made available on the Data Portal.

This data will be available to be used for COVID-19 research only.
Quarter 4 2020
Pain self-report Data from an online questionnaire on self-reported pain Quarter 4 2020
DXA data Body composition and bone mineral density data from DXA Quarter 4 2020
Exome data CRAMs and VCFs for the first 200k exomes Quarter 4 2020
Updated GP data - including registration data Further primary care (GP) data from TPP & EMIS.

This data will be available to be used for COVID-19 research only.
When received
Enhanced cancer data Cancer stage and grade. Data on cancer treatment including radiotherapy, chemotherapy cycles and surgery. 2021
Additional Scottish hospital inpatient data Scottish maternity and psychiatric data 2021


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