Science Culture and Accountability

The Science Culture & Accountability Plan (SCAP) outlines the expectations and recommendations for how the department, division and individual investigators can guarantee the responsible management and critical review of scientific data.

This plan, which details three levels of responsibility for promoting a culture that encourages responsible data management and produces data of the highest integrity — individual, division and department — also reflects these important principles:

  • We foster an environment where scientific integrity is the highest priority.
  • We emphasize high-quality, reproducible data and results.
  • We value constructive critiques of research.
  • We allow open discussion of any concerns regarding research conduct or integrity.

Each and every member of the Department of Medicine — faculty, trainees, staff and administrators — is expected to reflect and pursue these values. Ours is a shared commitment to the highest standards of scientific activity. 

SCAP was last updated in Fall 2020 download the plan by clicking the button below. (File is stored on Duke Box. Login with NetID required.)

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Gow Arepally and Laurie Snyder serve as the Department's research quality officers.

In addition, each division has selected a faculty member to serve as its integrity coordinator, to whom any concern or question about research data management can be taken by any individual inside our outside the division.

Find a list of division integrity coordinators below.

Division Integrity Coordinator
Cardiology Michael Dee Gunn, MD
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition Hans Hohmeier, MD, PhD
Gastroenterology Rodger Liddle, MD
General Internal Medicine Ranee Chatterjee, MD
Geriatrics Kenneth Schmader, MD
Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy Yiping Yang, MD, PhD

Gow Arepally, MD

Infectious Diseases Micah McClain, MD, PhD
Medical Oncology Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD
Nephrology Susan Gurley, MD
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Matthew Foster, Phd (basic) and Laurie Snyder, MD, (clinical/translational)
Rheumatology and Immunology Teresa Tarant, MD

Other resources

To anonymously report a suspected compliance violation or concern, call the Duke Compliance and Fraud Hotline at 800-849-9793.

Duke University Office of Scientific Integrity includes multiple programs/initiatives to support a culture of rigor, reproducibility, and responsible conduct of research.  These programs are intended to support a culture of research integrity at all levels.