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Research Management

Science, Culture, and Accountability Plan (SCAP)

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has prepared a Science Culture & Accountability Plan (SCAP) following the guidelines provided by the School of Medicine. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s SCAP promotes a culture that actively fosters an environment in which everyone is free to raise concern and criticism. The SCAP also supports the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The SCAP applies to all departmental personnel engaged in research and is to assure appropriate training is received in areas of research integrity.

Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recognizes four guiding principles for the conduct of research that must be applied across the institute regardless of the nature of the research:

  1. Foster an environment where scientific integrity is the highest priority
  2. Emphasize high-quality, reproducible data and results
  3. Value constructive critiques of research
  4. Allow open discussion of any concerns regarding research conduct or integrity

Every member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is expected to exemplify these values. The department has a shared commitment to the highest standards of science culture and accountability. Please click here to view the departmental SCAP on the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Intranet (requires Duke NetID and Password)

Department of Orthpaedic Surgery members with a concern about research integrity should report the concern to Steve George, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, who will escalate the concern to appropriate resources within the School of Medicine for review.

Anyone who would like to anonymously report any concerns related to human research, animal research, conflict of interest, research misconduct, research financial accounting, research safety or other research compliance matters can contact the Integrity Line at 1‐800‐ 826‐8109.