Research Town Halls

Duke Research Town Halls.  Engage. Learn. Discuss

The Duke Research Town Hall Series is a recurring, engaging series developed to reinforce a strong research culture at Duke University. Monthly sessions will feature research best practices, research tools, and new research initiatives.  If you have suggested topics, please contact us ( We look forward to seeing you at future events!

Upcoming Town Hall Events


November 5, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Trent Semans Great Hall

Building Good Institutional Practices at Duke

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December 10, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

"Supporting a Speak Up Culture at Duke"

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Previous Town Hall Events


October 14, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Trent Semans Great Hall

"Why Mentors Matter? How to Build Responsible Mentoring in Research"

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On the Respect of Data

September 11, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Penn Pavilion

Submitting grants… everything but the science: Tools to streamline proposal development

August 1, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! Duke's Research Proposal Submission Process

June 11, 2019

Research Town Hall on International Collaborations at Duke

May 6, 2019


Research Town Hall on Caring for your Data: Resources for Research Data Management

April 10, 2019


Research Town Hall on Balancing Entrepreneurship and COI: SBIR and STTR Funding Mechanisms

March 5, 2019


Plagiarism Town Hall: Plagiarism and Intellectual Credit

February 6, 2019


Authorship Town Hall: Whose Paper is it Anyway? A Discussion on Authorship

January 7, 2019


Grantspersonship Town Hall: Improving Grantspersonship From a Reviewer’s Perspective

December 3, 2018


Duke-wide Research Town Hall : Big Data and Environmental Health Research
November 1, 2018

NIH Town Hall: Institutional Update and Panel on Rigor and Reproducibility
May 29, 2018