Researcher Fundamentals is a seminar series providing practical information for navigating common research topic areas, including key processes, best practices, and connection to resources. All sessions fulfill the RCR 200-level training requirement for those who attend at least 60 minutes of the session.

2024 Researcher Fundamentals sessions

SessionDate and TimeDescriptionRegistration Link
Publications and Authorship


July 23


This seminar will review considerations for academic publications generated from research at Duke, including authorship, funding, and journal selection.

Presenters: Beth Blackwood, Paolo Mangiafico, Megan Von Isenberg

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Navigating Institutional Approvals


August 20


This seminar will help define the varied levels of institutional approvals required at Duke, guide researchers through key steps in the institutional approval process, and discuss how to identify and mitigate bottlenecks.

Presenters: Mary Brock, Sharon Ellison, Anna Hampton , Tawni Mondragon, Courtney Stanion , Holly Williams, Ronna Zimmer

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International Activities and Collaborations


September 25


This seminar highlights the complexities involved in international research, as well as the offices available to support navigating international research activities and collaborations.

Presenters: Eve Duffy, Broderick Grady, Mary Frances Luce

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TBAOctoberThe October session will be announced soon 
Data Management and Stewardship


November 14


This seminar will highlight key elements of creating a comprehensive data management plan, including tools and resources available for storing, sharing, and archiving data.

Presenters: Jenny Ariansen, Sophia Lafferty-Hess

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Finding and Applying for Funding


December 4


Attendees will be able to explore the tools and resources available at Duke to find funding tailored to your discipline and interest, as well as receive assistance with setting up your profile in these tools to maximize funding search results.

Presenters: Alicia Korenman, Sohini Sengupta, Derek Jones

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Finding and Apply for Funding  - Tuesday, September 5 12:00-1:30pm

Presenters and facilitators: Laurianne Torres, Alicia Korenman, Anita Shirley, Dana Sanders

Data Management Planning - Wednesday, September 13 12:00-1:30pm

Presenters and facilitators: Warren Kibbe, Jenny Ariansen, Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Terri West

Navigating Institutional Approvals - Thursday, September 21 12:00-1:30pm

Presenters and facilitators: Geeta Swamy, Angie Padget, Anna Hampton, Courtney Stanion, Derek Jones, Mary Brock, Rebecca Brouwer

Disseminating Your Research - Monday, September 25 12:00-1:30pm

Presenters and Facilitators: Isaretta Riley, Monica Lemmon, Jen Darragh, Karl Bates, Megan Von Isenburg, Michael Musty

Budget Development - Tuesday, October 3 12:00-1:00pm

Presenters: Dana Sanders, Kristina Balderson

International Research - Thursday, October 5 12:00-1:00pm

Presenters: Broderick Grady, Daniel Vick, Gerald Bloomfield, Kelly Deal

Utilizing EHR Data  - Tuesday, October 10 12:00-1:00pm

Presenters: Armando Bedoya, Shannon Widman

Grant Financial Management - Thursday, October 12 12:00-1:00pm

Presenters: Chelsea Penumarthy, Christoph Hornik, Deborah Martin, Derek Jones

Translation and Commercialization - Tuesday, October 17 12:00-1:00pm

Presenters: Pearce Jackson, Robin Rasor

Publications and Authorship - Thursday, October 19 12:00-1:00pm