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Conditions of use and copyright

The UKPDS Risk Engine © Oxford University Innovation Ltd 2001 is available without charge to non-commercial organisations, subject to the following copyright and conditions. Oxford University Innovation Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Oxford, is the University's technology transfer company. Commercial organisations wishing to make use of this software must first make appropriate arrangements with the copyright holders (Email:

The University is a charitable foundation devoted to education and research, and in order to protect its assets for the benefit of those objects, the University must make it clear that no condition is made or to be implied, nor is any warranty given or to be implied, as to the accuracy of this Tool, or that it will be suitable for any particular purpose or for use under any specific conditions. Furthermore, the University disclaims all responsibility for the use which is made of the Tool. However, nothing in this statement will operate to exclude or restrict any liability which the University may have for death or personal injury resulting from negligence. It is a further condition that the software obtained from this site is not distributed further without the same conditions and copyright statements being imposed. Those seeking to incorporate any part of the UKPDS Risk Engine into other software projects must seek the permission of the copyright holders before distribution or publication of their software.

The UKPDS Risk Engine is intended primarily for use by health care professionals to assist in the management of people with type 2 diabetes. The UKPDS Risk Engine is not a replacement for formal medical assessment and should only be used by patients in consultation with their trained medical adviser.

Download the UKPDS Risk Engine

The Risk Engine software calculates coronary heart disease and stroke risk estimates for a single individual with Type 2 diabetes.

The worksheet, which incorporates the UKPDS Risk Engine as a Microsoft Excel function, calculates risk estimates for multiple individuals with Type 2 diabetes. This uses a library which will be installed by the installer. In the Windows version, access the worksheet from the Start menu and save a copy on the Desktop.

Applications programming interface

An applications programming interface, encapsulating the Risk Engine software as an ActiveX module or as a Macintosh shared library, is available for incorporation in other software packages, subject to copyright as above. Please Email: to discuss possible licensing arrangements.