External Use of Duke Data by Former Students & Employees

The purpose of this policy is to define the conditions under which former Duke faculty/employees, former Duke students, or external personnel conducting research at Duke, whether through appropriate written agreements or in fulfillment of academic requirements, may continue to have access to research data/samples generated or obtained by these individuals during their tenure at Duke (collectively, “Materials”). These Materials are owned solely by Duke University and may not be taken or accessed by these individuals without completion of the applicable requirements described in this policy and approval provided by the Department Chair, Division Chief, CRU Director, or their authorized designee. All appropriate transfer agreements must be finalized before transfer of the Materials. The needs of current and potential research at Duke must always be considered before Materials are removed from Duke.