About the Office of Research Initiatives



The Duke Office of Research Initiatives is a joint effort of the Office for Research & Innovation, the School of Medicine, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The overarching goal is to facilitate effective research startup, conduct, and collaborations for the Duke research community.

Mission, Vision and Approach

  • Mission

    • ​We seek to connect the Duke research community with resources and tools for doing effective research.

  • Vision

    • ​We envision an ecosystem that empowers Duke researchers to investigate their world.

  • Approach

    • ​Facilitate connections among researchers, resources, and services across Duke. 
    • Identify and implement effective, evaluable, and innovative programming to address unmet needs of our community.