Research Data policy update, heading off common errors in applications, and more
Updates & Announcements
Duke’s proposed Research Data policy update
Over the past year, the Office for Research & Innovation and faculty, staff, and University leadership campus-wide have collaborated to draft a cohesive framework of policies to support robust research practices at Duke. The final policies will be released in mid-2022 and take effect January 2023. The revised policies, last updated in 2007, will supersede the current Policy on Research Records in Appendix P of the Faculty Handbook.
Because the initiative seeks to update the policy as well as the associated processes that support researchers at Duke, OR&I will soon be sending out a survey to Principal Investigators seeking input on perceived support gaps to support data storage, access, and transfer. Survey participants will be entered into a raffle for a prize.
For more information about the Research Data Initiative, please see the website.
Resources & Tools
Heading off common errors in applications
The last thing researchers or administrators need during the funding application process is extra stress. To reduce the chance for delays or problems, the pre-award offices at Duke have put together a helpful list of Common Errors they see in the proposal development stage and how they can be avoided. If you are planning a submission now or in the near future, be sure to review this information.
New Resource: Toolkits for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) Proposals
The Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) aim to fill research gaps by funding high impact, high risk, and high gain projects that other agencies may not venture to fund, with the goal of advancing paradigm-shifting research, solutions that will lead to cures or improvements in patient care or breakthrough technologies and resources for clinical benefit.
Investigators interested in applying for CDMRP funding opportunities can now access forms, templates, and toolkits developed by the School of Medicine Office of Research Development in myRESEARCHpath.
There are over 30 CDMRP programs included. Each program's folder includes solicitations from the previous funding cycle; new solicitations will be added as they are released. All toolkits that have been developed in support of School of Medicine researchers (by request) are posted in the relevant research program folder.