The CKB Data Access System was launched in September 2015 and enables bona fide researchers to apply to use the CKB resource for health-related research. Since the launch over 120 researchers from China have registered to use the resource. Following a period of privileged access to China-based researchers the CKB is pleased to announce that the resource is open to all from 1st March 2016.
The CKB Data Access System is a secure online portal that allows researcher to 1) register to use the resource and 2) complete project proposals and data requests. The initial data release comprises of approved data collected from 512,000 individuals at the baseline survey, including demographics, socio-economic status, lifestyle behaviours, medical history and physical measurements.
Further details on the CKB Data Access Policy and Procedures and a release schedule for further datasets are available on in the Data Access Section of the CKB website.