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Provisional timeline for future data availability

Data previously made available

The timeline for data previously made available can be found here.

Data made available in June 2020:

Please note all death records will be made available on the Data Portal. Researchers who are already approved to access any Data-field in Category 100093 will be able to access the death data without submitting a new basket containing Field 40023. Please see here for details. The death tables on the Data Portal will be updated as new data becomes available, so going forward no basket refreshes will be required to access the most up-to-date death data.

The fields in Category 42 and Category 1712 are not being updated to take account of the new death data at this Showcase update. We hope to update these at a later Showcase update.

UK Biobank assessment centres are currently temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from visits before the assessment centres closed has been added to the resource in recent months so researchers might wish to check they have the most up-to-date data by comparing summary statistics with those on Showcase. However, as UK Biobank hopes to release more record linkage data in the near future, you might want to wait until then before requesting basket refreshes.

Available June/July 2020:

Also available in 2020:

Please be aware that due to the current COVID-19 emergency UK Biobank's priorities for future data availability are under review. Some of the data listed above may be delayed due to resources being diverted to making COVID-19 data available to researchers. We are unable to give more detailed information at this time, but we will update this page when we know more.

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