Research Data Initiative
Faculty and staff engaged in this initiative are working across the institution to develop a cohesive framework of policies, procedures, and processes to support high-quality research through sound data management at the institution.
The Research Data Initiative (RDI), led by Assistant VP John Dolbow within the Office for Research and Innovation, aims to equip the research community to care for data and avoid problems such as lost or stolen data, retracted articles, and studies and reputational harm.
The RDI’s current efforts include:
Reviewing existing resources, practices, and policies around security, management, retention, and analysis from across the institution
Highlighting opportunities for Duke to increase its ability to efficiently and effectively manage existing risk
Evaluating and present recommendations for meeting funder and publisher requirements for research data
Facilitating data sharing by a diverse set of scientists and researchers from around the university
Research Data Policy
One of the major goals of the RDI was to update the policy and associated processes and resources to reflect the current data landscape, with an increased emphasis on sharing and access. The policy, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and documents associated with the policy’s development can be found below.
- View the Research Data Policies in the Research Policy manual
- Historical information
Contact the Research Data Initiative Team for questions about the initiative or policy.
Research IT Needs Assessment
Alongside the Office of Information Technology and the Duke Libraries, the Research Data Initiative within OR&I is participating in a comprehensive strategic review of research Support/IT needs across Duke.