Aspects of research at Duke are often governed by policies and guidelines, owned by various offices across campus. Visit the pages below to find policies and guidelines that may be relevant to your research conduct and its administration.

Policy-related Updates and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Policies

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Faculty Handbook Research Policies

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The Duke Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)

For ensuring protection of biomedically-focused human subjects research

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Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Includes guidance for submitting non-health related research requiring protection of human subjects

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Office of Animal Welfare and Assurance (OAWA)

Policies and procedures for submitting protocols involving animals in research

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Occupational and Environmental Safety Office (OESO)

Safety and policy manuals can be found here

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Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Researchers are expected to protect data using these standards and policies

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Financial Research Policies

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Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR)

Procedures and policies relevant to the conduct of clinical research

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Duke University Health System (DUHS) Policies (via the eGRC System)

Policy statements specific to Duke University Health System/Duke Health and Duke University may be accessed here

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Office of Research Contracts (ORC)

Guidance on the development of research agreements for the School of Medicine

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Use the policies and procedures here when processing payments through Accounts Payable

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Duke University and Health System Code of Conduct

Includes information about several other institutional policies

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Access all research policies in a single location.

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