Research Quality Management Program

The Research Quality Management Program (RQMP) was developed to innovate and implement best practices for Research Quality, Scientific Integrity and Accountability across Duke University. The primary aim is to implement a Research Quality Management Program (RQMP) within each department, center, institute or school/college. Each unit-level Research Quality Team (RQT) will be comprised of a Research Quality Leader (RQL) and a Lead Research Administrator (LRA).

Please reach out to rqmp@duke.edu if you are are interested in participating in the program


Year 1 Milestones for Campus

  • Each academic unit (school/departments, centers, and institutes) will build a research leadership team consisting of, at a minimum, a research faculty member (“Research Quality Leader”) and an experienced research administrator (“Lead Research Administrator”). However, we support the RQTs in building a larger team of subject matter experts.
  • Each academic unit (school/departments, centers, and institutes) will create an RQMP Operational Plan and a Scholarly Culture and Accountability Plan (SCAP) for their unit.
  • Each academic unit (school/departments, centers, and institutes) will have all researchers who are primarily appointed to their unit attest to reviewing that unit's Scholarly Culture and Accountability Plan (SCAP).

 

Each SOM department, center and institute will designate a Research Quality Team to (RQT) ensure implementation of best practices with regards to quality, integrity and accountability in research.

The specific makeup of the RQT within each department, center or institute will be at the discretion of the unit. However, all teams will have at minimum, a Research Quality Officer (RQO) and a Lead Research Administrator. These two individuals will be responsible to the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity (DOSI), Office of Research Administration (ORA) as well as the research/administration leadership in their unit.

Milestones for the Research Quality Management Program (RQMP) are as follows:

  • All units have performed a unit-level self-assessment of Research Administration Operational Standards by November 15, 2019
     
  • All units will have appointed a RQO and a Lead Research Administrator. The organizational relationship between the RQO, CRU Director (if applicable), Vice Chair for Research (if applicable; if no VCR, then other scientific faculty lead and/or Division Chief(s), as applicable), Shared Resource Director(s), if applicable, Lead Research Administrator, and Business Manager will be defined and submitted to the Department Chair or Center/Institute Director and DOSI by December 31, 2019
     
  • RQOs in all units have submitted a written first year operational plan to the Department Chair or Center/Institute Director and DOSI by March 1, 2020
     
  • Each academic unit (school/departments, centers, and institutes) will have all researchers who are primarily appointed to their unit attest to reviewing that unit's Scholarly Culture and Accountability Plan (SCAP) by June 30, 2020

 


Year 2 Milestones
 


Milestones for Year 2 "Group A" of the Research Quality Management Program (RQMP)
SCAP Maintenance Plan - Due 10/30/20
Upload Survey Participant List or contact RQMP for a consult - Due 10/30/20
Describe Escalation Plan - Due 11/30/20
Ensure all sub-units respond to Data Management Survey - Due 12/18/20
Submit Updated Operation Plan - Due 03/31/21

Recording of Year 2 Kickoff Roundtable*

*Please note that the recording references the Escalation Path Milestone original due date 10/30/20, which has been extended to 11/30/20*

Milestones for Year 2 "Group B" of the Research Quality Management Program (RQMP)
Submit Updated Operation Plan - Due 03/31/21
Confirm Inventory of "House Staff" - Due 03/31/21
Promote SOuRCe Survey Completion by Faculty/Staff - Due 03/31/21**
Organize Internal RCR-200 Training Event - Due 06/30/21
Promote MRH/MRP and Organize Demo - Due 06/30/21
RQO and LRA Complete and attest to Research Integrity Training - Due 06/30/21

Recording of Year 2 Group B Roundtable (starts at 2:50)
Recording of the 3/15/21 RQMP Roundtable and RQT Training Kickoff
Duke Box Link to RQT Training Materials

**Note: That SOuRCe Survey will occur between mid-February to early March 2021

Please reach out to rqmp@duke.edu with any questions on these milestones.


Year 3 Milestones
 

Milestones for Year 3 "Group A" of the Research Quality Management Program (RQMP)

  • Meet with RQMP Central Office and Submit SMART Goal - Due 12/17/21
     
  • Review and Update RQMP Operational Plan - Due 12/17/21
     
  • Attend RQT Training and Disseminate Materials to Unit - Due 05/31/22
     
  • Achieve and Maintain RCR Training Compliance - Due 06/30/22
     
  • Report on Progress of SMART Goal - Due 06/30/22

Year 3 Milestones Detailed Handout Document


    Links to Event Slides and Guidance Documents: