Digital Innovations Resources

Here you'll find relevant industry content and Duke-specific resources for all your digital innovation needs.

Duke Resources

Mobile App Gateway

MAG, sponsored by Duke’s CTSI, is the entry point for support of digital health and mobile app research and development throughout Duke Health and Duke University.

MAG website

The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI)

DIHI promotes innovation in health and health care through funding and supporting high-impact innovation pilots and houses the Rapid App Prototyping service, which is run by Duke students.

DIHI website


The Forge is Duke University’s center for health data science. Located within the School of Medicine, the Forge spans multiple schools and departments at Duke, uniting experts from across the campus with interest and expertise in actionable data science. Forge faculty, staff, and students create innovative approaches to the fusion of biostatistics and machine learning, implementing the insights gained into patient care and leveraging digital information to enable healthy living and disease prevention.


Duke Office of Clinical Research

Provides electronic consent for research studies through the use of REDCap.

You can use eConsent to conduct and record consent for remote participants, or for participants in clinic on tablets or other touchscreen devices.  Participants will be able to sign the consent form electronically with a stylus, mouse, or finger and submit it to the study team. Once the consent form is submitted, the participant will receive an email that includes a PDF attachment with a copy of their signed consent form.

More information here. 


MEDx works to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between the School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering.

MedX website


The myRESEARCHhome portal, funded by Duke’s CTSA, puts relevant applications, resources, and information specific to you and your projects at your fingertips. Your portal’s content is personalized based on your researcher profile, showing you content you want and need to see, saving you time and effort.

My Research Home

Duke Global Digital Health Science Center

The Global Digital Health Science Center aims to bring together experts from industry, policy, and science, to answer critical questions related to behavioral digital health science and to advocate for increased access to effective digital health interventions for the medically vulnerable populations, at home and abroad.

Digital Health Science Center website

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Duke I&E provides various courses on entrepreneurship, an incubator, funding programs, and connections to the Durham start-up community.

Duke I&E website

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership

Accelerating development of promising bioengineering research

Since 2006, the Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership has supported collaborative research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in healthcare and to commercial products.

During the first 10 years of this partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, $8 million was awarded to 39 supported projects, yielding $489 million in follow-on funding and 13 licenses to industry.

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MedBlue Incubator

From discovery to commercialization, MedBlue identifies promising ideas, discoveries, and technologies with commercial potential at Duke University Medical Center and assists in making them a reality. MedBlue provides seed funding, early-stage business support, and opportunities for partnerships.

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Duke Angel Network

Focused on Partnering with Entrepreneurs

The Duke Angel Network (DAN) is uniquely dedicated to connecting, supporting, and cultivating the Duke entrepreneurial community. In addition to providing capital, we actively match Duke alumni expertise with portfolio companies to drive growth.

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Outside Resources


NC IDEA is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors in the state.

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Making Connections to Accelerate Growth
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) connects entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth. CED services and programs (including Connections to Capital, Venture Mentoring, and signature conferences) empower member companies to go further faster. Partners of CED are fueling tomorrow’s success stories by investing in today’s ecosystem.

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NC Tech Association

Fostering growth and championing innovation in North Carolina’s tech sector, while providing a voice for the tech community. NC TECH is making North Carolina a global leader for tech professionals, companies, and organizations to thrive.

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DHIT (DHIT) is a social venture dedicated to driving digital health innovation across the ecosystem and transforming North Carolina and the Triangle into a global digital health hub. We bring together diverse stakeholders from the healthcare, technology, investor, research, business and entrepreneurial communities to play a role in driving the digital health revolution for the benefit of all.

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NC IDEA Labs (formerly Groundworks Labs)

Around half of all new startups fail in the first 12 months. NC IDEA LABS, formerly Groundwork Labs, helps founders make better decisions, make those decisions faster and take the proper steps to avoid mistakes frequently made by new entrepreneurs. Essentially, we help reduce risk.

From a program standpoint, NC IDEA LABS looks a lot like a technology accelerator – we are a mentor-driven, selective, 12-week program. The difference is that we do not make an investment nor do we take an equity stake; and the program is offered at no cost.

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Apple App Store Submission Requirements

Find all the details about how to submit an app to the Apple App Store.

Apple App Store Submission Requirements

Android Launch Checklist

This checklist brings together all of the criteria for a successful app submission to the Google Play Store.

Android Launch Checklist

FDA Mobile Medical Applications Guidelines

The FDA oversees the safety and effectiveness of many medical devices and therapeutics and provides oversight on mobile apps utilized as devices.

FDA Mobile Medical Applications Guidelines

Federal Trade Commission Mobile Health Apps Tool

This Federal Trade Commission resource can help app developers understand the different laws that may apply to apps they develop.

FTC Tool

HL7 FHIR Documentation

FHIR® – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources  – is a data standards framework created by HL7 for extracting patient information from the medical record.

HL7 FHIR Documentation

Medable Documentation

Duke is proud to partner with Medable, which is a DIY app development tool to create direct-to-patient research apps, deployable on Apple and Android phones. Curious if Medable is a fit for you? Check out their technical information.

Medable Documentation

OWASP Top 10

The Duke Health information security office recommends all applications abide by the OWASP Top 10, which represent the most critical security risks to web applications.

OWASP Top 10