Web-based Resources & Tools


ResearchMatch is an online, nationwide registry of potential research volunteers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Through the site, Duke researchers can search for and contact registered volunteers who are a good match for their research studies. For access, please contact a Duke ResearchMatch Liaison at studyrecruitment@duke.edu or call (919) 681-5698.

Cohort Discovery


DEDUCE™ is a self-service, web-based clinical research and quality improvement query tool with an intuitive, user-friendly interface.  It allows for flexible searching of data hierarchies compiled through years of patient care. It allows users with no previous database experience to identify cohorts of patients and extract data while maintaining patient privacy.

For more information about DEDUCE, view its listing in GetData@Duke.


Duke participates in the Carolinas Collaborative CDRN and the Mid-South Alliance/PCORnet CDRN. Both CDRNs use the PCORnet Common Data Model for the underlying data marts which are populated with data extracted from each organization’s electronic medical records system.

These CDRNs can:

  • Provide counts to assist with cohort discovery and recruitment numbers to support feasibility studies and engagement
  • Provide data sets with appropriate approvals to support your study
  • Facilitate study collaborator identification within the CDRN member institutions including UNC-CH, Wake Forest, Health Sciences South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Meharry, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, and Greenway Health

Contact: Janis Curtis | (919) 668-0576 | janis.curtis@duke.edu

For more information about the CDRNs Duke participates in, view their information in GetData@Duke.

Collaborator Discovery

Allow us to help you find a collaborator through our consultation service or search for one on your own using Scholars@Duke or the FindACollaborator widget on myRESEARCHhome.

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