The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) is the world's largest academic clinical research organization. Its research spans multiple disciplines, from pediatrics to geriatrics, primary care to subspecialty medicine, and genomics to proteomics.
Since its inception in 1969, the Duke Databank and the DCRI have completed more than 970 phase I-IV clinical trials, outcomes studies, and comparative effectiveness analyses and enrolled more than 1.2 million patients in DCRI studies across the globe.
Building on over 40 years of experience in innovative approaches to analyze the impact of various therapies on patient outcomes, the DCRI offers full clinical trial services as well as substantial resources dedicated to outcomes research and assessments, clinical database design and management, and medical education.
With over 1100 employees, of whom 224 are faculty, the DCRI combines the clinical expertise and academic leadership of a premier teaching hospital with the full-service operational capabilities of a major contract research organization. The DCRI enlists more than 5000 investigators in over 64 countries to carry out scientific investigations. The DCRI's experienced investigators also conduct key quality of life, economic, and outcomes studies that are increasingly essential for sound results.
The DCRI also hosts many education and training opportunities to improve the practice of research and clinical care. These opportunities range from extended programs such as the Medical Student Research Training Program and DCRI Fellowship Program, to one hour talks such as the Weekly Research Conference or the NIH Collaboratory Grand Rounds.