Essential information

This section provides information and guidance on using the UK Biobank Resource.
We strongly advise users to read these pages before applying to use the Resource.

Understanding the UK Biobank study

Requesting data and using the UK Biobank showcase

Accessing and using your data

Returning your results to UK Biobank

Timeline for future data availability


We will shortly be making the genotyping and imputation data available for download for all 500,000 participants in UK Biobank. In the meantime, the interim genetics download system has been disabled and will remain inactive until the full genetics release is made available. Researchers will need a new downloader program in order to access the full genetic data - this will be made available shortly via the UK Biobank Showcase.

Improving the health of future generations