About us

Muser provides a specially-designed, web-based software interface for researchers to post and students to apply for research projects at set times throughout the year using a clear and equitable platform.

Learn how Duke is leading a multi-university effort to achieve equity, accessibility, and transparency for academic research positions through the Muser web-based software application.

Duke's Muser for Undergraduates program involves research mentors including Duke faculty, research team leaders, postdocs, graduate students, lab technicians, and research affiliates.  At this time, Duke students only include Duke undergraduates, although the program will likely expand to include graduate students in the coming year. 

Muser is always looking for new ways to grow and engage the broader community.   Please contact the Director of Muser if you are interested in supporting our program.

The National Science Foundation, via Prof. Patek’s NSF CAREER Award, funded the initial development of this program.  Duke’s Offices for Undergraduate Education, Digital Education and Innovation, and Interdisciplinary Studies all support this program. The current version of Muser website was built by Jay Beaton Consulting.

Once users have logged in, Muser staff can be contacted by clicking Contact at the base of any page on the site.

The People Behind the Project