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DENVER/Aug. 15, 2023 – Morris Animal Foundation on Tuesday announced a new call for research proposals using data and/or biological samples collected from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. This call does not include funding.

The Foundation is particularly interested in collaborative projects that leverage the longitudinal study design. Currently available samples include whole blood, serum, DNA, urine, feces, hair and toenails. 

All proposals must be submitted by 3 p.m. MT, Oct. 13, 2023. Interested researchers can begin the application process on the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study request for proposal page. Any inquiries can be directed to the data team at [email protected].

Launched in 2012, the Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. A total of 3,044 dogs were enrolled and will be followed throughout their lifetime.

The primary goal of the Study is to clarify the incidence of, and risk factors for, cancer and other health outcomes.

About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding nearly $160 million in more than 3,000 critical animal health studies to date across a broad range of species. Learn more at

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