Research Administration Resources

Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR)

Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) supports the clinical research units (CRUs) that provide tools, training, and resources for site-based research at Duke. DOCR coordinates a research management team of research coordinators, project managers, and data analysts available through a fee-for-service model to support research projects that need part-time support.

Occupational and Environmental Safety Office (includes biological and radiation safety)


Occupational and Environmental Safety Office (OESO) promotes a safe environment for the Duke community by 6 divisions that coordinate safety training and policies:

Office of Research Administration

Office of Research Administration (ORA) supports management of grant applications and award through databases for the administration research performed at Duke.

  • Sponsored Project Systems SPS is used to manage sponsored projects, including:  creating grant proposals, transmitting proposals through the approval process, and tracking general award information
  • enables electronic submission of grant proposals to federal sponsors, with data populated in SPS
  • Sponsored Effort System SES provides central grant offices the ability to update awarded effort information, and provides departmental users the ability to view active and pending effort for a specific person

Office of Research Support

Office of Research Support (ORS) oversees four areas for research conducted at Duke

Research Costing Compliance

Research Costing Compliance (RCC) is a team of people who manage financial research compliance at Duke. RCC provides oversight and guidance to the university research community in the management of sponsored projects funding and the interpretation and communication of policy.


Scholars@Duke features the research, scholarship and activities of Duke faculty members and academic staff. A research networking system, Scholars@Duke displays web profiles that summarize a person's roles at Duke and displays their connections with colleagues.