University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Biostatistical Consulting

The Department of Medicine (DOM) Biostatistics Consulting Service promotes excellence in medical research by providing department faculty and trainees support and collaboration in the design, conduct and analysis of basic, clinical and population-based research studies.

Statistical consultation is especially valuable during the planning stage of a research study or a proposal for extramural funding. The involvement of biostatisticians in data analyses strengthens the credibility of the study findings in the medical research community.

All DOM faculty and trainees have access to the services below at no charge. The department encourages addition of percent effort for a biostatistician in your grant, but this is not a requirement to receive statistical services.

DOM Biostatistician (For Junior Faculty, Fellows and Trainees)

The DOM biostatistician assists the statistical work of junior faculty, fellows and trainees in the department. Please contact the biostatistician early in the process of developing an idea or project design.

Get started: Department of Medicine Biostatistics Consultation Form
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All biostatistics requests require a consultation meeting before the request can be completed. The timelines below are in effect after completion of the meeting. A request that combines multiple requests below will extend the standard timelines specified below.


  • Power and sample size calculation: Less than 1 week
  • Study design: Less than 1 week
  • Statistical plan for a grant: Less than 1 week
  • Proposal review: Less than 1 week

Analysis: Quantitative/Qualitative

  • First-time full analysis: 2–4 weeks
  • Re-analysis: 4–8 weeks (re-analysis limited to one time)
  • Time-bound analysis and/or minor revisions: Less than 1 week

Manuscript Preparation

  • Statistical methodology: Less than 1 week
  • Revision without an analysis: Less than 1 week
  • Minor revision with some analysis: 2–4 weeks
  • Major revision with major analysis: 4–8 weeks


  • Quick meeting: Less than 1 week
  • Statistical questions: 2–3 days


  • Quick graphical request: 2–3 days
  • Revision of a complete poster: Less than 1 week
  • Revision and formatting of a poster draft: 2–4 weeks
  • New poster: 4–8 weeks

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (For Senior Faculty)

Get started: ICTR Biostatistics Consultation Form
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  • Consulting on the planning and experimental design of studies
    • Problem definition
    • Experimental design
    • Randomization and stratification
    • Sample size requirements
    • Determination of appropriate statistical methodology
  • Assisting in the conduct of clinical studies
    • Data monitoring
    • Interim analyses
  • Analyzing completed experiments and studies
    • Statistical data analysis
    • Interpretation of statistical results
  • Preparation of presentations and publications
    • Description of statistical methods
    • Appropriate citations to the statistical literature
    • Review of results and conclusions