Morris Animal Foundation Data Commons is an open, free database available to the research and educational communities. Qualified individuals can gain access to data generated by the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, one of the largest and most comprehensive longitudinal studies ever conducted in veterinary health research.
Data Commons provides global access to historical data from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study cohort, covering 11 key subject areas: activity, behavior, dental, disease diagnoses, diet, environment, grooming, geographical locations, medications, physical exams and reproduction.
Data Commons is freely available to academic researchers with approved credentials, which includes anyone with an affiliation with a university, nonprofit or government agency. After agreeing to the data use agreement, you’ll be guided through a series of steps to start the approval process. Anyone involved in commercial research must contact the Foundation directly if they want access to the data.
Your login credentials do not expire.
The agreement details publication requirements and how the data can and cannot be used. We encourage everyone to read the document closely and contact the Foundation with any questions.
When you define and download a data set, the data will be sent as a .csv file
For login, password or other technical problems, contact us at [email protected]. We’ll respond to your email within 48 hours.
We cannot provide analytic help, but if you have general questions about the data you can contact us at [email protected].
If you are involved in commercial research, you must contact us directly to discuss data access. These requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. Send your request and information to [email protected].
Yes. If you’re interested in additional data sets or biological samples, contact [email protected] for more information.