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

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 Scientific 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.

Integrity Insights

Interview with Dr. Nicolas Cassar, professor of biogeochemistry and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs at the Nicholas School of the Environment

I recently spoke to the Academic Council about my new role overseeing Duke’s entire research enterprise – medical and campus –  and I reiterated for them the messages in 

“I would like to explain the importance of mentoring by using a metaphor of something that all of you in this room know about: a strain of DNA”, said Dr.

Sexual harassment is illegal. Falsifying documents is illegal. But unfortunately, bullying – in most of its shapes and forms—is not.