Monthly Newsletter

On data openness, new NIH Scientific Data Sharing website, and more

 April 19, 2022

Updates & Announcements

DST Spark Submissions Due April 20

The deadline to submit a proposal for the DST Spark seed grant opportunity is Wednesday, April 20. Frequently asked questions have been added to the DST Spark webpage to address any questions you may have. The Office for Research & Innovation looks forward to receiving your submission.

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An Interview With Dr. Mark Palmeri on Openness

With the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy on the horizon, more and more researchers are considering what participating in open science and data sharing means for their work.

In a recent interview with the Duke Research Data Repository curation team, Mark Palmeri, professor of the practice of biomedical engineering, provides an honest assessment of his experiences with open research practices, including the importance of standards, the impact of the changing pace of technology, and the multiple benefits such as how publishing data can open up “new doors of opportunity.”

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Request a consultation from the Duke Research Data Repository curation team or the ASIST office by submitting a data management planning request in myRESEARCHhome.


Raja Named Faculty Director of the Duke Early Phase Research Unit

Shruti Raja, MD, MHS, assistant professor of neurology in the Duke University School of Medicine, has been named Faculty Director of the Duke Early Phase Research Unit (DEPRU).

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As part of the Duke Office of Clinical Research, the DEPRU team partners with pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, government agencies, foundations, and academic centers to conduct a broad range of early phase studies. Dr. Raja has served as interim Faculty Director of DEPRU since February.


Resources & Tools

Introducing NIH’s New Scientific Data Sharing Website

The NIH has announced the availability of a new website on Scientific Data Sharing. The new website will help you navigate the various NIH sharing policies and data repositories, providing you with step-by-step guides, infographics, tools and resources to help you. Whether you are involved in an NIH-funded project and want to understand which sharing policies apply to your research and how to comply, or you are a researcher looking to access scientific data from NIH-affiliated repositories, this website Is meant to serve as a central portal, providing information on both NIH-wide and NIH Institute and Center-specific requirements and resources. In addition, via myRESEARCHpath you can find the link to the NIH Scientific Data Sharing website by searching for the keywords "NIH data sharing."

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For any questions about the website or policies please use the Contacts and Help page on the website to identify the appropriate group to contact.