The myRESEARCHnavigators team ensures that researchers are knowledgeable about relevant resources, collaborators, processes, and best practices for performing research at Duke. Staff have a variety of backgrounds: biochemistry, genetics, pathology, data science, public health, animal research, engineering, social science, and scientific integrity.

Service Details:

  • Research Navigation hotline: Research navigators are reached via email ( or the “Research Help” widget of myRESEARCHhome. Adoption of the service has increased steadily since inception.

  • Researcher onboarding & consultations: These 90-minute 1:1 consultations are specific to area of expertise, career stage, and plans for research. All new research faculty are offered the service upon hire. It is a requirement in the School of Medicine, and most researchers in other schools (i.e., Nursing, Engineering, Arts & Sciences) across campus now request the service.


Sunita Patil |
Associate Director, Duke Office of Research Initiatives

Rebecca Brouwer
Director, Duke Office of Research Initiatives