UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council
An independent council
funded by the Wellcome
Trust and Medical
Research Council

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.

How we operate

An overview of how the EGC operates and key documents.

Meetings and reports

Details of previous and upcoming meetings and commissioned reports.

To mark its 10-year anniversary the EGC will hold a 2-day conference in London on 4 and 5 November 2014. To receive updates on the event please register your interest with the EGC Secretary, Adrienne Hunt. Online registration will open in spring.

Members

Names and biographies of the members. The EGC is chaired by Professor Roger Brownsword.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council.

Recent activity

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.

Press relations

Contact details of the press office and copies of EGC related press releases.

Contact details

All enquiries: EGCinfo@wellcome.ac.uk