About myRESEARCHpath

myRESEARCHpath was developed to serve as an institution-wide roadmap for navigating the research project life cycle across Duke University and Duke Health. It is intended to serve all personnel involved in the research process (including but not limited to faculty/Principal Investigators (PIs), scientific staff, grant managers, students, and trainees) by integrating information from over 40 research support offices across the institution into one place. Processes, policies, and resources are curated and organized by life cycle stage and topic (as opposed to organizational unit) to allow researchers to find the information needed to facilitate their research.

Features and functionality

Customize Your Path filters

The Customize Your Path feature allows users to select filters that apply to them and their project to only show applicable information. Applying filters:

  • Removes the topic-based pages that do not apply to the project
  • Removes resource links from the “Related Resources” section of topic-pages that do not apply to the project
  • Removes "Updates" that do no apply to specific positions or projects
  • Removes topic-based pages, resource links, and updates that do not apply to the project from any search results



  • It is not necessary to log-in to utilize myRESEARCHpath, however, there are select topic-based pages that can only be accessed by users with a Duke NetID. Topic-based pages only available to users with a Duke NetID will have a lock icon next to the title on the homepage.
  • Selecting the Log-In button in the top navigation menu allows users with a Duke NetID to access these topic-based pages that are behind the Duke firewall and not available to non-Duke users who access the site. 



  • The Search feature allows the user to search the site for specific terms. Results display by relevancy to the searched term and can be filtered by type (topic-based pages, resource links, or updates)
  • If a user has applied filters using the Customize Your Path feature, topic-based pages, resource links, and updates that do not apply to them or their project will be removed from search results


Questions and help

For questions, help navigating the site, or to schedule a demonstration, contact myRESEARCHpath@duke.edu. To provide specific feedback about content or functionality of the myRESEARCHpath site, please utilize the feedback form


Site development

myRESEARCHpath is supported by the Duke CTSA grant UL1TR002553 and by the Duke Office of Research Initiatives.

Technical development was completed by Savas Labs.