Topic Request Form

For researchers interested in accessing data sets from the MURDOCK Study Community Registry. External collaborators or sponsors may also submit this form, but a Duke-MURDOCK-affiliated investigator must be included as a co-author. The MURDOCK Analysis and Publications Committee reviews topic requests on a rolling basis. Please allow at least (4) weeks for feedback.

For additional information, please contact:
Morgan deBlecourt, Editor, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Phone: 919-668-7029 / Fax: 919-668-7114

L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS
Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Study


(or GRA time tracking code, for category A DCRI faculty)

Succinctly state your primary hypothesis/question in a few sentences.

Describe prior studies and data relevant to this topic. Please verify within this section where there is overlap with prior studies on this topic.

List potential authors/contributors including their credentials, title(s), and home institution.

Name journal you wish to target.

Resources that may be helpful for this section include:

The Participant Enrollment Questionnaire and Annual Follow-up Form can be found at:

The MURDOCK Study Data Dictionary is also available at:

Please enumerate data elements or domains of interest from the MURDOCK Study Registry.

At a minimum, the request must include a summary of what is currently known about this topic (including a summary of key references, where appropriate) and what new information will be added to the field.

Please identify what sources are available to conduct this work and if additional resources are being sought.

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