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Submissions are open for RGD’s 2023 Rat Calendar!

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RGD is accepting photos and other content for the 2023 RGD Rat Calendar!

Your rat photos can be 2023’s sensation! RGD is accepting photos and other content for the 2023 RGD Rat Calendar! We need your cute/fun/charming, high resolution photos of rats as well as digital images of other types of rat-centric artwork such as drawings, paintings and cartoons of rats which you have drawn/painted. If your animals are camera shy or if you prefer to express yourself with words, how about submitting poems, sayings or other text which you have written that you would like to see included in the calendar? RGD is also accepting photos of other animals we currently house data for, including chinchilla, 13-lined ground squirrel, dog, pig, and bonobo.

As you might expect, we are all about the strain data and giving credit where credit is due, so when sending photos of your favorite strains, don’t forget to include information such as strain symbol and name, developer of the strain and any associated citations or references. If you are submitting photos of pet rats, please include information such as their names, ages, and breed/color/markings. In addition, we are happy to include a link to an applicable website in the photo caption so if you or your lab has a web page, please also include the URL in your submission.

Please send high quality digital images and other submissions to us at



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