Citing RGD

General Citation for RGD:

The Rat Genome Database 2015: genomic, phenotypic and environmental variations and disease.
Shimoyama M, De Pons J, Hayman GT, Laulederkind SJ, Liu W, Nigam R, Petri V, Smith JR, Tutaj M, Wang SJ, Worthey E, Dwinell M, Jacob H.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan 28;43(Database issue):D743-50.
PMID:25355511

For citations about specific tools, datasets or methods, please find the appropriate article on the RGD publications page here.

 

Format for Citing RGD Data as RRIDs:

RGD supports and is participating in the Research Resource Identification Initiative to enable resource identification within the biomedical literature through the use of unique Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). The use of such unique identifiers allows specific resources used within a study to be unambiguously identified, enabling reuse of specific resources and improving reproducibility of results.

To refer to a rat strain in your article, please use the correct official nomenclature for your particular strain or substrain and include the RGD ID of the strain as an RRID in the following format:

RRID:RGD_RGDID
Examples:
SHR/NCrl, RRID:RGD_1357994
SS-Apoeem7Mcwi, RRID:RGD_5131921

 

Citing Specific Data, Database Project or Display
To cite a specific database project or component, use a format similar to those shown in the following examples:

For data retrieved from RGD report pages:
Rat Genes, RGD ID xxxx, xxxx, xxxx, Rat Genome Database Web Site, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. World Wide Web (URL: http://rgd.mcw.edu/). [Type in date (month, yr) when you retrieved data cited].

For data retrieved from RGD ftp files:
Rat Gene ftp file, Rat Genome Database Web Site, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. World Wide Web (URL: http://rgd.mcw.edu/). [Type in date (month, yr) when you retrieved data cited].

For homology or similar data from RGD:
Some homology data for this paper were retrieved from the Rat Genome Database (RGD), Rat Genome Database Web Site, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. World Wide Web (URL: http://rgd.mcw.edu/). [Type in date (month, yr) when you retrieved data cited].

For use of RGD tools (PhenoMiner, Rat/Mouse/Human Genome Browser, Gene Annotator Tool, Variant Visualizer, etc):
[Name of tool] e.g. Rat Genome Browser, Rat Genome Database Web Site, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. World Wide Web (URL: http://rgd.mcw.edu/). [Type in date (month, yr) when you retrieved data cited].

For use of RGD Disease Portals:
[Name of portal] e.g. Cardiovascular Disease Portal, Rat Genome Database Web Site, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. World Wide Web (URL: http://rgd.mcw.edu/). [Type in date (month, yr) when you retrieved data cited].

For use of RatMine:
RatMine, Rat Genome Database, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. World Wide Web (URL: http://ratmine.mcw.edu/). [Type in date (month, yr) when you retrieved data cited].