Surgery Office of Clinical Research

SOCR is the central operating portion of the Surgery Clinical Research Unit (CRU) responsible for review, oversight, organization, study support, and compliance of research that occurs within the Department of Surgery.  

SOCR was established to provide clinical research support for the Department of Surgery in order to streamline and optimize research within the department. Our goal is to facilitate study approval, maintain compliance, conduct innovative research, and assist in all aspects of the impactful research conducted within the department.

SOCR supports both PI-initiated research and sponsored research. SOCR staff provide a wide range of services that include but are not limited to:

  • Study start-up and feasibility 
  • Sponsor communication
  • Initial study preparation including consent writing and iRIS submission creation
  • Regulatory documentation and compliance
  • Collaborate with finance for budget preparation and study invoicing
  • Participate in study setup in OnCore
  • Study staff training, organization, and support
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Study monitoring visit coordination
  • Clinical Quality Management Plan (CQMP) implementation
  • Study subject management
  • Study data collection
  • Study closeout

For additional information, please visit the SOCR Intranet page (Duke NetID required), the SOCR Team, or contact a member of the SOCR staff.

Duke Surgery faculty and staff can access the SoCR webpages on the Staff Intranet.