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
Contact Information: support@medicinebiostatistician.zendesk.com

Services

  • Study design (experimental/observational)
  • Data collection/data monitoring
  • Problem definition
  • Analysis of a complete study (risk analysis, odds analysis, meta-analysis, survival analysis, etc.)
  • Qualitative analysis using Nvivo
  • Description of statistical methods
  • Statistical analysis plan for a grant
  • Preliminary analysis for a proposal or grant
  • General review of complete methodology
  • Review of REDCap instruments and codebook
  • Manuscript editing and organization
  • Graphics for presentation/publication
  • Instructional assistance to learn a statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA, others upon request)
  • Poster design (layout, resizing and quality)
  • Public health/epidemiology concepts

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (For Senior Faculty)

Get started: ICTR Biostatistics Consultation Form
Contact Information: info@ictr.wisc.edu

Services

  • 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