TransPop Services

TransPop's capabilities include:

Proposal & Budget Development

The business development team offers a range of services needed to prepare and submit proposals to sponsors, including budget development, content generation and grantsmanship, and full proposal packaging. 

Project Leadership

Experienced project leaders offer end-to-end study management with broad skill sets that span community engagement, study start-up, clinical operations, data management, and other functional domains. 

Regulatory Support

Our local regulatory staff are available for protocol consultation or development, Institutional Review Board classification, submissions and correspondence, and maintaining compliance with Duke regulatory policies.

Cohort Identification

We can rapidly segment our registry population by numerous clinical and demographic criteria, including publicly available census data linked through geo-spatial mapping. Registry consent allows for contact as a recruitment tactic for prospective research projects. 

Community Engagement & Targeted Recruitment

Our community engagement team is dedicated and well-connected across the local region and can provide strategies and tactics to meet recruitment needs, including targeted recruitment of cohorts identified from exisiting participant populations. 

Clinical Operations

Our Duke-trained clinical staff of research coordinators and specialists are experienced across disease areas and related research study procedures and measures. Our operations are SOP-driven but can be tailored to a wide range of study designs and sizes. 

Data Management

 We offer “fit-for-purpose” data management, with services including CRF design, database development in REDCapÆ, workflow development, data entry, and quality control. 

Marketing & Communications

We develop and execute study-specific communications plans, including print and digital media campaigns and tactics, suppoting study recruitment, participant retention, and public/media relations. 

Bilingual Staff & Translation

We have bilingual (English & Spanish) staff in all functional areas, and offer in-house translation of study documents and recruitment materials, including validation through back-translation.

Biospecimens & Biobanking

Our biorepository includes over 450,000 specimens from over 12,000 unique participants, annotated with clinical and demographic data from our registry. We have skilled phlebotomists and established workflows for collecting, processing, and storing specimens for future analysis.


For more information, go to duketranspop.org(link is external) 
Contact: transpop@duke.edu(link sends e-mail) or (704) 250-5861