Skip to main content

DataLad support the UKBiobank

Project description

DataLad extension for working with the UKbiobank

GitHub release PyPI version

This software is a DataLad extension that equips DataLad with a set of commands to obtain (and monitor) imaging data releases of the UKbiobank.

UKbiobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas, from academia and industry.

Command(s) provided by this extension

  • ukb-init -- Initialize an existing dataset to track a UKBiobank participant
  • ukb-update -- Update an existing dataset of a UKbiobank participant


Before you install this package, please make sure that you install a recent version of git-annex. Afterwards, install the latest version of datalad-ukbiobank from PyPi. It is recommended to use a dedicated virtualenv:

# create and enter a new virtual environment (optional)
virtualenv --system-site-packages --python=python3 ~/env/datalad
. ~/env/datalad/bin/activate

# install from PyPi
pip install datalad_ukbiobank


For general information on how to use or contribute to DataLad (and this extension), please see the DataLad website or the main GitHub project page.

All bugs, concerns and enhancement requests for this software can be submitted here:

If you have a problem or would like to ask a question about how to use DataLad, please submit a question to with a datalad tag. is a platform similar to StackOverflow but dedicated to neuroinformatics.

All previous DataLad questions are available here:


This development was supported by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement VirtualBrainCloud (H2020-EU., grant no. 826421).

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

datalad_ukbiobank-0.1.tar.gz (28.4 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

datalad_ukbiobank-0.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (13.1 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py2 py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page