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Rat Community


RGD provides several avenues for users to connect the rat research community. The user can access these avenues by clicking on fields below.

    Rat Community Forum
The Rat Community Forum (RCF) is a moderated online forum, for use by members of the rat community to ask questions or post information related to the rat.

Directory of Rat Laboratories
    Directory of Rat Laboratories
RGD is assembling a list of laboratories whose major focus is rat research.  The Directory of Rat Laboratories is designed to be a resource for anyone looking for rat researchers.  Entries include information about the principle investigator of the lab, the type(s) of resarch they specialize in and a link to the lab’s website if there is one.

If you would like your lab to be included in this directory, please let us know! To send us your information, you can either click here or use the “Contact Us” link at the top of any RGD page.

    RGD Rat Community Videos
RGD has a growing collection of short tutorial videos to help users understand and utilize our tools and data.  This link will take you to the Rat Community Videos page where you can review and access the entire list of RGD tutorials, as well as links to videos from other sources that could be helpful to rat researchers.

RGD News
    RGD News Page
Check out the RGD News Page to see what’s new at RGD and what’s happening in Rat Research.

    Rat Genome Database Publications Page
The faculty and staff of the Rat Genome Database publish scholarly articles on a regular basis.  These cover both information about the ongoing mission of RGD and research projects in which RGD personnel participate.  This link will take you to the Rat Genome Database Publications page where you can review and access the entire corpus of literature by members of RGD.

Poster Archive
    RGD Poster Archive
RGD faculty and staff regularly present posters and give talks at scientific meetings such as Rat Genomics and Models, Genome Informatics, the Biology of Genomes and Experimental Biology. Click this link to access the Poster Archives page where you can view posters and presentations from past meetings.  If there is a poster or presentation that you would like to review but that you don’t see there, please use the “Contact Us” form at the top of the page to request that the file(s) be included.

    Nomenclature Guidelines
 Review the nomenclature guidelines for rat genes, alleles, QTLs and strains
    Resource Links
 A listing of genomic and bioinformatics resources that may be of interest to users of RGD.
    Laboratory Resources
 A listing of sources for laboratory reagents and services.
    Employment Resources
Several sources for position openings and additional information of potential interest to RGD users.



RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.