UK Biobank: An open access resource for identifying the causes of a wide range of complex diseases of middle and old age

Sudlow, C. et al. (2015) UK Biobank: An open access resource for identifying the causes of a wide range of complex diseases of middle and old age. PLoS Medicine, 12(3), e1001779. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001779) (PMID:25826379) (PMCID:PMC4380465)

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Abstract

UK Biobank is a very large and detailed prospective study with over 500,000 participants aged 40–69 years when recruited in 2006–2010. The study has collected and continues to collect extensive phenotypic and genotypic detail about its participants, including data from questionnaires, physical measures, sample assays, accelerometry, multimodal imaging, genome-wide genotyping and longitudinal follow-up for a wide range of health-related outcomes. Wide consultation; input from scientific, management, legal, and ethical partners; and industrial-scale, centralised processes have been essential to the development of this resource. UK Biobank is available for open access, without the need for collaboration, to any bonafide researcher who wishes to use it to conduct health-related research for the benefit of the public.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:UK Biobank has received funding from the UK Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Department of Health, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Northwest Regional Development Agency, Scottish Government, and Welsh Assembly Government.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pell, Professor Jill
Authors: Sudlow, C., Gallacher, J., Allen, N., Beral, V., Burton, P., Danesh, J., Downey, P., Elliott, P., Green, J., Landray, M., Liu, B., Matthews, P., Ong, G., Pell, J., Silman, A., Young, A., Sprosen, T., Peakman, T., and Collins, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:PLoS Medicine
Publisher:Public Library of Science
ISSN:1549-1676
ISSN (Online):1549-1676
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in PLoS Medicine 12(3):e1001779
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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