By the Numbers: The Duke Clinical Research Institute

October 1, 2011
By the Numbers: The Duke Clinical Research Institute
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The Duke Clinical Research Institute calls itself the largest academic clinical-research organization in the world. It provides scientific leadership—and disseminates the results—for trials in therapeutic areas ranging from anesthesiology to ophthalmology, and from infectious diseases to reproductive medicine.

Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Diseases (DCRI’s predecessor) begun: 1969

DCRI’s first clinical trial: 1983

DCRI officially formed: 1996

Number of staff:
More than 1,200 plus an additional 224 faculty members

Therapeutic areas in which research is conducted:

More than 20

Grants and contracts:
More than $170 million during the last fiscal year

Research projects completed: More than 730 in 64 countries, including more than 1 millionsubjects

Publications in peer-reviewed journals: 6,400

Manuscripts published in 2010: 779