Welcome to DOCR

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) is housed within the Duke University School of Medicine. DOCR provides navigation, tools, and training to support the conduct of clinical research in which Duke serves as an investigative site. DOCR is a consolidated group of research support professionals who are skilled in all aspects of clinical research, including study startup, database development, and project coordination. 

During Fiscal Year 2021, Duke had over 2,378 active clinical research studies, and 1018 of those were open to enrollment. Approximately 17,800 Duke patients were enrolled in at least one of those studies during the year.  Of those studies that were open to enrollment, 34% are funded by industry, 18% were funded by the NIH, NSF, or other federal sources, 4% were funded by foundations or other national sources, and 44% were funded internally.

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DOCR Services


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The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) provides support for personnel performing clinical research across the Duke organization.  Click here for a description of the available services. 


Clinical Research Support Pages