Between 2006 and 2010, 500,000 UK people provided information about themselves to create a bio-medical database containing genetic and health information.
The database allows international access to researchers who use the data in the discovery of new treatments and disease prevention to improve health. For example, in cardiac research in the link below.
UK Biobank was established by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Department of Health, Scottish Government and the Northwest Regional Development Agency with additional funding from the Welsh Assembly Government, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.
Click below to see how the study was undertaken and discover more detailed results
This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health professionals as part of the care and support provided.