Training and Communications

This page provides links to available training, current information and news, and support from experts and peers. For additional assistance with any of these topics, please contact the DOCR Training and Communication Team.

Available DOCR Training

DOCR training offerings are available in the Duke LMS. There are 2 easy ways to find all DOCR classes: Enter “DOCR” in the search field and click Search, or click the Category link, and then click the DOCR link. The results display all the offerings currently available from DOCR. Hint: If you want to bookmark the Duke LMS in your browser, edit the bookmark to this address:

Detailed information about each offering is available on the DOCR Training and Courses page.

For a list of dates and times for upcoming DOCR Instructor led classes, see the DOCR Calendar.


Duke Clinical Research Update

The Duke Clinical Research Update is a newsletter distributed bi-monthly to research community subscribers. This newsletter is full of recent changes or reminders that involve clinical research at Duke. You can find current and past versions of it here.

For older editions of the Clinical Research Update , please contact

Joint Accreditation Credits


The Research Wednesdays series offers Joint Accreditation Credits through Duke Continuing Medical Education.

In order to receive JA credits for attending or live-streaming a Research Wednesdays session, participants must have created an account in the Ethos System using their Duke Net ID and password.

To create an account in the Ethos System:

  1. Go to
  2. Login with Duke Net ID & Password
  3. Complete a Profile as it prompts you to do so at the top of the page upon logging in
  4. Confirm your mobile number with these instructions

Once participants have an account created in the Ethos System and have registered their cell phone numbers in the system, they will be able to text the session verification code on the day of the event to receive JA credit for attending or viewing the session.

JA credits will be recorded in the Ethos System.  Transcripts may be obtained by going to the “My Account” section of the Ethos website:


Research Professionals Network

Take your career to the next level:  Join the Research Professionals Network!

The Research Professionals Network (RPN) was established to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff in Duke Health to enhance their contributions to the research community through educational and networking opportunities, and to provide a platform for the recognition of skilled professionals in the community.  Interested research professionals can join our listserv at  

Visit the RPN page


Research Wednesdays

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) sponsors the “Research Wednesdays” series featuring important topics presented by subject matter experts in each field.

Visit the Research Wednesdays page