Monthly Newsletter

New proposal requirements, integrations in myRESEARCHpath, and more

 December 17, 2021

Updates & Announcements

Supporting the research community through the new proposal requirements

Earlier this year, communications were distributed campus-wide about updates to research policy at Duke. Since then, staff from institutional offices have heard feedback and questions about the policy.

To ensure that the research community feels equipped to manage the new requirements with fewer barriers and frustrations, additional communications and refined resources will be released in the new year.  This includes new topic pages and Quick Reference Guides in myRESEARCHpath; enhanced guidance about topics woven into existing processes; and improved training content.  Resources and guidance will cover:

  • Navigating the Proposal Review & Submission Process
  • Understanding Roles, Responsibilities & Partnerships Throughout the Pre-Award Stage
  • Developing a Successful Budget
  • Collaborating with External Partners / Subcontractors
  • Knowing the Resources & Services Available to Support You

Stay tuned in 2022 for updates and in the meantime, please work with your departmental research administrators and/or contact with any lingering questions or concerns.


Resources & Tools

Duke Animal Program Integrates into myRESEARCHpath

In January 2021, myRESEARCHpath launched as the central place for researchers to locate the information they need to navigate the research ecosystem at Duke. This was achieved through a coordinated effort of over 40 research support offices, and ongoing efforts are underway to further integrate research policies, processes, and resources into myRESEARCHpath.

Most recently, in alignment with these efforts, the Duke Animal Care and Use Program has fully migrated their website into myRESEARCHpath. As of December 1, all Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Office of Animal Welfare Assurance (OAWA), and the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) guidance and documents are now solely located within the Conduct research with animals section of myRESEARCHpath. Researchers can utilize this page, as well as the site search function, to access the guidance, forms, templates, and contacts they need for conducting successful and compliant animal research at Duke.

A brief tutorial video is available for researchers new to utilizing myRESEARCHpath, and researchers can contact for questions regarding the Duke Animal Care and Use Program.


Access PI Financial Reports in myRESEARCHhome

Using the 'myReports' widget in myRESEARCHhome, principal investigators can access financial summaries, transaction statements, and projection tools for their sponsored research codes. Researchers can also access balances on discretionary codes, gifts, and start-up funds using the 'Fund Balance Statement' report. Find your reports and more at