The Duke Office of Scientific Integrity (DOSI) was established in 2018 to bring together existing research integrity initiatives and expand them across all of Duke University, under the leadership of Dr. Geeta Swamy, Associate Vice President for Research and Vice Dean for Scientific Integrity. The office is highly collaborative with other Duke programs interested in research integrity, and collectively, we are working together to strengthen our research culture through approaches that are inclusive, comprehensive, multifaceted, pragmatic, and empowering.
DOSI Programs, Services, and Resources
Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST) partners with Duke researchers and resource offices to develop resources and tools for the Duke community that support scientific integrity and accountability.
Utilize the below links to access ASIST program information and guidance, along with helpful tools and resources from other Duke offices and research integrity experts external to Duke.
Organized through ASIST:
- Faculty/Staff Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program
- Undergraduate Student Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program
- iThenticate plagiarism detection software
- LabArchives eResearch Notebook
- Data Management Plan guidance
- Research Quality and Reproducibility online course
- Scholarly Culture and Accountability Plan guidance
- Research Town Halls
- T32 predoctoral training grant application support - Scientific Integrity and Rigor
- Additional scientific integrity resources
- Email: ASIST@duke.edu
Duke Office of Scientific Integrity-Conflict of Interest (DOSI-COI) collaborates with faculty, staff, internal Duke offices, and external organizations to ensure quality review, management, and reporting of financial conflicts of interest and conflict of commitment related to research at Duke University.
- Email: email@example.com
Incident Response & Issue Resolution Committee (IR2)
The Clinical Quality Management Program (CQMP) was established to develop and implement a comprehensive, standardized, prospective clinical research monitoring program including quality assurance and quality control measures. The program focuses on helping departmental clinical research units develop CQM Plans for all consenting and prospective studies that are not externally or independently monitored and that do not have ongoing approved monitoring plans.
The Research Quality Management Program (RQMP) is at the center of Duke’s commitment to Research Quality, Scientific Integrity and Accountability across the research enterprise. Each school/department, center or institute will designate a Research Quality Team (RQT), comprised of a Research Quality Officer (faculty research/data lead) and a Lead Research Administrator (administrative lead). The RQT will be accountable to DOSI and the Office of Research Administration with regard to implementation and communication of best practices for data quality, research integrity and accountability within their unit.
The Misconduct Review Officer (MRO) oversees the review of allegations of research misconduct. Duke faculty and staff are able to report possible misconduct concerns directly to the MRO their department chair or division chief, dean or other appropriate institutional official.
Concerns may also be reported anonymously through the Integrity Line at 1-800-826-8109.
Contact Research Misconduct
Donna Kessler, PhD, Research Integrity Officer
Phone: (919) 668-5115
Read recent news and stories regarding scientific integrity topics and events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list to receive updates about upcoming events, workshops, and Integrity Insights.