Required and recommended training for researchers is determined by the activities of the research. Below are common research training requirements at Duke.
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
The Duke Faculty and Staff Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program strengthens our foundation in research integrity and ethics. Faculty, staff, and many trainees engaged in research are required to complete one online, self-directed course (RCR 100) and one collaborative (RCR 200) course every three years.
Stewardship and Compliance for Research Investigators (SCRI) Training Series
The Stewardship and Compliance for Research Investigators (SCRI) Training Series prepares Duke researchers, investigators, and scholars to apply for funding opportunities efficiently and effectively, as well as manage individually-funded projects and portfolios. Principal investigators (PIs), co-PIs, PI-fellows and sponsor key personnel with external funding are required to complete the SCRI training every two years.
Conflict of Interest (COI) Reporting
Duke has the responsibility to identify and manage any conflicts of interest that may be created by a financial interest of an individual related to research conducted at Duke. Conflict of Interest (COI) reporting is required annually and within 30 days of any new relationships.
Human Subjects Training
Duke requires researchers to undergo training to conduct research with human subjects.
- Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training
- Duke Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training
Animal Welfare & Handling
Training in animal welfare and handling is required for researchers working with animals.
Researchers working in a laboratory environment will need to complete safety training relevant to their work areas and responsibilities. New researchers should work with the Occupational & Environmental Safety Office to determine safety training.
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