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.

Duke's Values in Action

Duke’s Values in Action presents the principles that guide our work, research, study and volunteer activities on behalf of Duke. Our ability to provide the very best of education, healthcare, research and community engagement depends upon the commitment of each one of us toward these shared ideals for a supportive workplace environment, positive interactions with others, and stewardship of our resources. 

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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.

Duke Policies

The policies of Duke University apply to all components of Duke, including Duke University Health System, and govern the pursuit of Duke's missions - education, research and patient care.

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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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Procurement

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

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Duke University and Health System Code of Conduct

Statement of responsibilities for all members of the Duke community to adhere to institutional values and policies, and to abide by all applicable legal and compliance requirements.

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Research Data Initiative

Faculty and staff engaged in this initiative are working to develop a cohesive framework of policies, procedures, and processes to support sound management of data at the institution.

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Access all research policies in a single location.

Easily access the research information you need using myRESEARCHpath, a new tool from the Duke Office of Research Initiatives.

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