Research Support offices

 These offices offer support for the varied research endeavors that take place in the school of Medicine.


 •Duke Office of Clinical Research, DOCR, supports the Clinical Research Units (including all faculty, staff, and students) by developing the “navigation, tools, and training” for the conduct of clinical research in which Duke serves as an investigative site.
Ethics & Compliance Office has oversight responsibilities for compliance activities across Duke.
 •Funding Opportunities (online database). As a service for all researchers at Duke University and Duke University Medical Center, Duke’s Office of Research Support and Office of Research Administration provide this information on funding sources for research and other scholarly projects.
 •Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, IACUC, represents society's concerns regarding the welfare of animal subjects used, and is expected to be the conscience for the institute on animal welfare concerns
 •Institutional Review Board (human participants in research) IRB, ensures the protection of human research subjects by conducting scientific and ethical review of research studies while providing leadership and education for the research community.
 •Internal Audit Office assist members of the organization in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by furnishing them with analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel, and information concerning the activities reviewed and by promoting effective control at reasonable cost.
 •Occupational and Environmental Safety Office (includes biological and radiation safety), OESO promotes a safe environment for the Duke Community while providing the highest level of customer service possible. OESO is committed to providing expertise in safety and health in a friendly, responsive and enthusiastic manner.
The Office of Corporate Research and Collaboration (OCRC)
Is responsible for research-related interactions with commercial entities including clinical trials, non-clinical sponsored research, material transfers, and other related endeavors. OCRC also has intellectual property management responsibilities, particularly those arising from, or closely associated with, commercially sponsored research projects.
 •Office of Foundation Relations
 •The Office of Licensing & Ventures (OLV) is responsible for patents, technology licenses and new venture development for Duke University and Medical Center.
 •Office of Research Administration, ORA, generates systems for research administration performed at the Duke Medical Center and Duke University. Among these systems there are three main database applications which facilitate the management and electronic submission of sponsored research projects
  •Office of Research Development provides services to both individual investigators and teams of investigators to help ensure submission of high quality grant applications.
  • Office of Research Support , under the guidance of the Vice Provost for Research, oversees several administrative areas for research: the Grants, Contracts, & Compliance group; The Funding Opportunities group; The Office of Human Subjects Protection; The Office of Export Controls.
  •Office of Sponsored Programs , OSP, exists to perform the post-award administration of sponsored projects.