ukbpheno v1.0: An R package for phenotyping health-related outcomes in the UK Biobank

Ming Wai Yeung*, Pim van der Harst, Niek Verweij

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The complexity and volume of data associated with population-based cohorts means that generating health-related outcomes can be challenging. Using one such cohort, the UK Biobank—a major open access resource—we present a protocol to efficiently integrate the main dataset and record-level data files, to harmonize and process the data using an R package named “ukbpheno”. We describe how to use the package to generate binary phenotypes in a standardized and machine-actionable manner.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101471
Number of pages30
JournalSTAR protocols
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17-Jun-2022

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