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UK Biobank Ltd.

In 2010 UK Biobank completed the collection of samples for a major health initiative aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of illnesses. Over a 5 year period, data and samples from more than 500,000 volunteers aged between 40 and 69 years were collected. Each participant donated a range of biological samples – typically blood, urine and saliva; underwent a series of physical measures; and each provided a range of health and lifestyle information. Importantly, each participant also agreed to UK Biobank having access to their health records. The physical samples collected by UK Biobank are stored in a centralized repository for use by approved researchers from around the world. Scientists wishing to use data or samples from UK Biobank must register with the resource (via the UK Biobank Access System) and provide information about their study. Following approval of an application, samples and/or data are released to the researcher for the purpose of executing the project detailed in their application; the only conditions placed on the research team are that any publications generated reference UK Biobank and that (specific, agreed) methods / data generated by the project are returned to UK Biobank to augment the data set for the benefit of future projects / research. Applications to use the UK Biobank resource have been steadily increasing since the Access System “go live” in March 2012 and current projects vary greatly in scope, from hearing and visual impairment to cardiovascular disease and cancer. *


Period Start 2004-11-24 existent
Product Industry biobank
Person Person Collins, Rory (UK Biobank 201703 Principa Investigator + Oxford Univ Professor)
Region Region Stockport, Cheshire
  Country United Kingdom (GB)
  Street 1–2 Spectrum Way
  City SK3 0SA Stockport
    Address record changed: 2020-12-02
Basic data Employees n. a.
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Record changed: 2020-10-25


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