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Research Analysis Platform

Enabling scientific discoveries that improve human health.

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Unlock the Power of UK Biobank

UK Biobank Dataset

Since 2006, UK Biobank has recruited and collected a wide range of both genomic and clinical data from 500,000 volunteers. This includes whole exome and whole genome sequencing data for all participants, extensive environmental and lifestyle data, as well as brain, heart and abdomen MRIs, plus other medical imaging data.

Unprecedented Resource

UK Biobank makes this data available to bona fide researchers, supporting work aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating serious and life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, heart diseases, and stroke. It is a uniquely valuable resource for health researchers, and the dataset is expected to grow to 15 petabytes in size within five years.

The Platform

To address the scale of the dataset, UK Biobank partnered with DNAnexus to build the UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform. Leveraging the power and scalability of the cutting-edge, cloud-native DNAnexus Platform, the Research Analysis Platform enables researchers easily and quickly to explore and analyze the incredibly rich UK Biobank dataset.

Learn More

Read more about UK Biobank and apply for access here.

Get Updates

The Research Analysis Platform is currently in a test phase, and can only be used by invited researchers. General availability is expected in Q3 2021. Sign up to get updates on the Research Analysis Platform - including details on launch timeline, instructional webinars, and more.

Take a Tour

"UK Biobank's platform will make data more accessible to researchers. Free computing for researchers working in resource-poor settings and for young scientists is a fantastic way of increasing the use of UK Biobank's amazing resource."

Deputy CEO
UK Biobank

"This platform will democratise access, helping to unleash the imaginations of the world's best scientific minds - wherever they are - to make discoveries that improve human health."

Principal Investigator
UK Biobank

"We enthusiastically support the foundational UK Biobank project as it breaks new ground in the advancement of disease research through the integration of deep healthcare data with genomics and advanced tools."


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