About the Office of Research Initiatives

The Duke Office of Research Initiatives is a joint effort of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 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, with an emphasis on those that involve School of Medicine activities.

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.