Research Navigation

myRESEARCHnavigators help investigators identify relevant resources, connect with experts, and understand processes and best practices for performing research at Duke.

myRESEARCHnavigators can:

  • Provide guidance on research processes and requirements
  • Locate available services and resources, both on-campus and external
  • Help find Duke faculty or staff for potential collaborations
  • Arrange consultations to help strengthen project design, translation of findings into practical application, and commercialization
  • Identify funding opportunities, including federal grants, industry, and institutional opportunities
  • Suggest educational and career development programs and resources
  • Conduct individualized onboarding sessions 


myRESEARCHnavigators are supported through the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant UL1TR002553. 

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Below are some recent questions navigators have helped solve for Duke researchers:

I would like to start some retrospective research activities by analyzing data in our departmental information system which may expand to analyzing data in MaestroCare. What are the steps that I need to take to begin these activities? What training should I pursue and how does the IRB categorize this type of research?

We received your IRB question about studies involving retrospective chart review. This would be a 'regular' study application  in iRIS. With regard to what training you will need, you must complete all of the modules in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Here is the link :

The Duke Office of Clinical Research also does free study planning consults. If you would like to schedule a consult please email

Are there resources for new faculty researchers in setting up a lab/research webpage for recruiting new lab members and disseminating research findings?

Yes! For researchers wanting to create their lab website at Duke they can go through Sites@Duke. The website is: and there are guidance documents here: (the Getting Started pdf is particularly helpful). 

Another great resource is Scholars@Duke which automatically makes a page for new faculty members, but can be highly customized. For help on how to customize your Scholars@Duke page, follow this link to Support, or find it at the top of the page.


myRESEARCHnavigators are here to help you find the resources you need to keep your research flowing smoothly, no matter the topic, nor the department that you're in. Check out the list of topics we've dug into and the researchers for whom we've dug below!



Help us help you and your team by getting the word out about myRESEARCHnavigators. We'd be happy to demo our services at your upcoming faculty or research group meeting. Contact us today to schedule a meeting with the Navigators today!