The School of Medicine, in partnership with DHTS and Duke OIT-DWS, manages a single Drupal infrastructure (the Federation) upon which units can build individual websites.  All School of Medicine (SoM) academic departments, and centers and institutes, are required to be on the Federation. 

Web Federation Contacts

Project Management

Web Federation Project Manager Beky Branagan

Governance and Oversight

The Federation is a shared infrastructure with partners across the institution. Oversight is provided by Andrea Martin, Assistant Dean, Digital and Brand Communications.

Federation Governance Group

The School of Medicine (SoM) Drupal Federation Governance Group is comprised of representatives from the stakeholders in the SoM Drupal Federation. It is chaired by SoM Office of Strategic Communications leadership and as such, reports the activities of the group to the Vice Dean for Communications and Advancement, School of Medicine Administration and the Dean. 

Web Advisory Council

The School of Medicine (SoM) Web Advisory Council (WAC) is comprised of representatives from the units in the SoM Drupal Federation and one liaison from the SoM Office of Strategic Communications. The WAC works collaboratively with SoM Drupal Federation users and the School of Medicine Web Governance Group. Members can participate in one- or two-year terms.

New Feature Requests

Requests for new features will be addressed by the Web Advisory Group (WAG). Requests will be triaged and assessed on their overall value to the users on federation.  The WAG will make their recommendation to the Web Governance Group which meets monthly. Approved requests will be added to our new Dashboard where you can monitor their progress.

The feedback system is simple to use, and the basic process can be summed up with the following steps, but please read the documentation on the tabs below before starting.

  1. Sign in with the account you use for Google Analytics or create one using your Duke email account (See Getting Started).
  2. Familiarize yourself with the interface (See Overview Page & Main Page).
  3. Search the existing requests to see if someone has added a similar request (See Search for an Existing Request).
  4. If you find an existing request, add a comment to provide any additional details you have observed (See Read & Add Comments to a Request).
  5. Otherwise, create a new request that includes example links and a screenshot, if possible (See Create a Request).