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/PIs, scientific staff, grants and contracts administrators, 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

View this brief tutorial to learn more about the features and functionality of myRESEARCHpath. 

  • Customize Your Path filters

    • The Customize Your Path feature allows you to select filters that apply to your project and the oversight and management of your project to remove unnecessary information. Applying filters does three things:
      • Removes the topic-based pages that do not apply to your project
      • Removes resource links from the “Related Resources” section that do not apply to your project on the topic-based pages that are applicable to your project
      • Removes both topic-based pages and resource links that do not apply to your project from any search results


  • Log-In

    • You do not need 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. 


  • Search

    • The Search feature allows the user to search the site for specific terms. Results are display in two tabs: Topics and Resources. The Topics tab displays the topic-based pages that include the searched term, ordered by relevancy. The Resources tab displays resource links divided by resource category and ordered by relevancy within the category. 
    • If you have applied filters using the Customize Your Path feature, topic-based pages and resource links that do not apply to your project will be removed from any search results.


Questions and help

If you have any questions, need help navigating the site, or would like to schedule a demonstration for your unit, 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.

Technical development was completed by Savas Labs.