- 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.
Names and biographies of the members. The EGC is chaired by Professor Roger Brownsword.
Baroness Helene Hayman has been appointed as Chair of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council with effect from 1st January 2016. She will be joined by Dr Eric Meslin, who takes on the role of Vice Chair.
Meetings and reports
Details of previous and upcoming meetings and commissioned reports.
Videos from the EGC international conference 'Past, present, future: the ethics and governance of big biobanks'.
Frequently Asked Questions about the EGC.
Ethics and governance framework
An overview of the EGF and details of how it has been revised.
Details of recent activities of the EGC.
Upcoming events in the biobanking community.
All enquiries: EGCinfo@wellcome.ac.uk