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SUPPORTING A CULTURE OF RIGOR, REPRODUCIBILITY, AND RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH 

New COI/COC policy effective June 1, 2020   

DOSI Mission

Education

Oversight

Conflict of Interest (COI)
COI collaborates with faculty, staff, internal Duke offices and external organizations to ensure quality review, management and reporting of financial conflicts of interest within Duke.

Misconduct in Research
The Misconduct Review Officer - MRO oversees the review of allegations of research misconduct. Duke faculty and staff are able to report possible misconduct concerns directly to the MRO their department chair or division chief, dean or other appropriate institutional official.

Concerns may also be reported anonymously through the Integrity Line at 1-800-826-8109.

Accountability

Communicating Cultural Standards
Departmental chairs and Institute/Center directors are responsible for setting and maintaining standards to ensure a culture of quality, integrity, and open discourse.  To this end, School of Medicine entities have developed Science Culture and Accountability Plans.

Data Management Plans 
To improve data integrity and data provenance, principal investigators are encouraged to develop Data Management Plans for their research units. 

Clinical Quality Management Program (CQMP)
The  CQMP was established to develop and implement a comprehensive, standardized, prospective clinical research monitoring program including quality assurance and quality control measures.

Upcoming Events

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Integrity Insights

An interview with Dr. Paul Modrich, James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry at Duke University. Dr. Modrich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry jointly with Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK, and Aziz Sancar of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

What can we do to create and support an environment where research integrity is at the core of the research endeavor? The Duke Office of Scientific Integrity (DOSI) invited institutional and departmental leaders as well as researchers to answer this question at a research town hall held on September 17th, 2021.  

Read an interview with Dr. Carmelo Milano, Duke heart transplant surgeon who successfully implanted first artificial heart ever in the US

Interview with Duke psychologist and researcher Francis Joseph Keefe, PhD