Resources for Researchers

Several offices at Duke and within DGHI provide services to help investigators design and perform research. Below are some of the the most commonly used resources for identifying funding opportunities, understanding research policies and procedures, designing and carrying out clinical studies, and developing research skills.

As an institute committed to equitable partnership, DGHI encourages researchers to follow ethical guidelines for data collection and management. Jump to information about DGHI’s Research Data Governance and Equity.


Duke’s portal for research-related tasks and information, including funding opportunities, training, and IRB and financial information. (Duke NetID login required)

Duke Office of Clinical Research

DOCR provides navigation, tools and training to support the conduct of clinical research in which Duke serves as an investigative site, including support for study startup, database development and project coordination.

DGHI Research Design & Analysis Core

The DGHI Research Design & Analysis Core uses rigorous design and analytic methods to strengthen global health research and education through meaningful collaboration with its faculty and students.

SOPs and Policies

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Unit at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center has prepared numerous SOPs for clinical trials that meet NIH requirements. Most of these SOPs were developed for AIDS clinical trials, many of these documents can be modified and extrapolated to meet your specific project needs.

DGHI Scholarly Culture and Accountability Plan

The DGHI Scholarly Culture and Accountability Plan is designed to give DGHI faculty and staff an overview of the way DGHI operates and the underlying principles and expectations for the research process and research community interactions.

Global Health Resources at Duke Libraries

Subject specialist librarians are available to help you and your students do effective research for papers and presentations. Call on them as you plan your research or assignments, or to schedule a hands-on library session for your students. Additional resources available at Duke Libraries include the following:

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Duke Libraries

Global health subject guides, collections, research support, workshops and consultations

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Duke Medical Center Library

Global health subject guides, bibliographic instruction, collection development

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Data and GIS Services

Data and GIS resources, visualization, workshops and consultations

Research Data Governance and Equity

Equitable health needs equitable data

DGHI engages researchers and communities around the world in collaborative projects pursuing global health equity. Discovery and innovation are driven by the data we collect together. Data governance approaches characterized by mutual respect and trust protect stakeholders’ data rights and promote equitable benefits. Below, learn more about data governance at DGHI and find resources to inspire your team’s approaches.

DGHI-created resources

Data equity Framework graphic courtesy of We All Count
Landscape Analysis

Research Data Governance for Global Health

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Case Studies in Data Governance

How Manoj Mohanan managed data sovereignty and de-identification issues in his research

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Data Accessibility Mechanisms

A handout describing mechanisms for promoting stakeholder engagement with research data