Apply for BioResource data access

If you wish to access BioResource data, please use this Data Access Application (DAA) form.

Download DAA form

Data types

Data that can be accessed include Genetic data (Genotyping array or Whole Genome Sequencing), Phenotypic data (Health and Lifestyle questionnaire or Clinical), Metabolomic Data.


We aim to process data-only requests as quickly as possible, with a Data Access Committee meeting fortnightly to consider applications. However, applications with an industry element are considered by our Steering Committee, which meets quarterly. During the pandemic all COVID-related requests are being circulated by email for rapid evaluation.

Once approved, some data access requests can be fulfilled rapidly, others take more time.  Please take a note of likely timeframes when completing your application:

Within 2 weeks
• BioResource genomic data held at the University of Cambridge’s High Performance Computing facility
• Genetic and phenotypic data held at the European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA)

Up to a month
• Data that requires de-identification before it can be accessed.

More than a month
• Bespoke data that requires substantial processing before it can be accessed. (The time this takes will depend on the type of data requested)

Other actions

To add new colleagues to an existing application, you can use our additional lightweight version of the form

You can also look at our list of approved researchers and institutions.