Accessibility and Website Information

International Coordinating Centre based at Oxford, in collaboration with partners in China. This website aims to provide you with key information about the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB). We hope you will find this website easy to use and enlightening. This site has been developed by the CKB . We appreciate your feedback about this site; please email us your comments to


The CKB is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives users full access to relevant information about the project. A full Accessibility Statement and Audit for this website is available to download as a PDF. 

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.

Copyright Notice

All material contained on the CKB website is protected by copyright laws. ( Reproduction is only permitted in accordance with the licensed terms below.

Licensed Terms

  • In any event the copying of any material is only permitted if it is copied in full with no amendment or editing.
  • Translation is permitted on the basis that you take full responsibility for the accuracy of the translation.
  • You may print copies of any item in hard copy for your personal use or for use by others within your organisation.
  • You may also download any item to a local hard disk provided it is for your personal use or access by others within your organisation.

The supply of any copy to a third party is permitted for their personal use provided that:

  • It is acknowledged that the CKB web page is the source of the material including the CKB web address ( in the copy of the material;
  • The third party is informed that these licence conditions apply to him and he must comply with them;
  • It is not supplied as part of another work or publication; and
  • It is not supplied directly in return for commercial gain.

Any requests to reproduce materials outside the scope of this licence should be addressed via email.

Linking to our site

CKB encourages and permits links to its website, and it is not necessary to request permission to make any such links. However, we do reserve the right to request the removal of any link.

The CKB and Oxford University logos may not be used without prior permission, which may be requested by sending an email. A link to the CKB site must not be used to imply endorsement of your website, related products or services, or for any other commercial purposes. Your site must not conflict with the aims of the CKB.

If you require a descriptive text about the CKB to use on your site, you may use the following:

“The China Kadoorie Biobank Study is a uniquely rich and powerful resource for investigating the environmental and genetic determinants of chronic disease in the Chinese population. It is a long term prospective cohort study of over 500,000 men and women aged 30-79 years recruited from ten geographically diverse urban and rural regions in China. Participants are actively followed-up through established morbidity and mortality registries, and by linkage to the national health insurance system.

The study is conducted jointly by the NDPH in Oxford and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, and was established with initial funding from the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation in Hong Kong, with further support from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK,  and the China Ministry of Science and Technology and National Natural Science Foundation."

Links to other sites

The CKB website includes links to external sites. We only link to sites that we believe provide useful information that will be of interest to our users. CKB has no control over any such sites, does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites.


The material contained in the CKB website is provided for general purposes only. Although we endeavour to ensure that the content is accurate and up to date, the CKB accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from reliance on information contained in this site or other sites which may be linked to our site from time to time.