The UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council (EGC) is an independent committee established by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. Its purposes are:
- To act as an independent guardian of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Framework (EGF) and advise on its revision;
- To monitor and report publicly on the conformity of the UK Biobank project with the EGF;
- To advise more generally on the interests of research participants and the general public in relation to UK Biobank.
An overview of how the EGC operates and key documents.
Details of previous and upcoming meetings and commissioned reports.
Names and biographies of the members. The EGC is chaired by Professor Roger Brownsword.
We are now looking for up to three new Members for the Council. The deadline for applications is 24 February 2014. Find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions about the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council.
Details of recent activities of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council including situations where UK Biobank has made significant revisions to its Ethics and Governance Framework.
Contact details of the press office and copies of EGC related press releases.
All enquiries: EGCinfo@wellcome.ac.uk