Biostatistics Shared Resource
Statistics provides a foundation for designing, conducting and analyzing experiments and studies based on data subject to random variation. Consequently, biostatistical support is critical to many investigators at Cedars-Sinai, and biostatisticians play a fundamental role in both pre- and post-funding award stages of most research studies. The Biostatistics Shared Resource is available to study investigators for biostatistical consulting and related methodological research. It is recognized as a critical component of the research infrastructure at Cedars-Sinai and serves as a focal point from which institute investigators may draw statistical expertise for planning, management and analysis of their studies. Faculty and staff members also develop, test and implement various techniques of statistical analysis, including mathematical modeling, applicable to medical research. Types of research supported include clinical trials, translational research, epidemiology, and behavioral and basic science.
The Biostatistics Shared Resource assigns highest priority to work in three areas:
- Investigator-initiated, therapeutic clinical trials, especially those involving translational research.
- Grant proposals seeking peer-reviewed funding from the NIH or equivalent funding agencies.
- Funded peer-reviewed translational, therapeutic or basic science studies.
To enhance the ability of Cedars-Sinai to conduct clinical trials, we also give high priority to teaching medical fellows and residents intent on pursuing research careers.
A second tier of priorities, addressed on a time-available basis, comprises work on non-funded projects intended for publication in major peer-reviewed journals.
A third tier of priorities, also addressed on a time-available basis, comprises work not described above.
To promote collegial collaborations, especially with young investigators, the Biostatistics Shared Resource does not bill for consultation regarding the design component of collaborative activities. This includes assistance with study design, power analysis and grant preparation. We have been successful in building collaborations that have led to peer-review funded grants. Members of the Biostatistics Shared Resource seek to establish enduring collaborations with Cedars-Sinai investigators to advance programmatic research at Cedars-Sinai. Such collaborations develop statisticians' subject-matter knowledge of specific areas of disease-related investigation and help ensure that statistical considerations are properly incorporated into studies, from planning through implementation to analysis and interpretation.
For costs regarding data analysis or manuscript preparation, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To request a consultation with our biostatisticians, please use our online Service Request Form.
We will make every effort to respond within two working days.
Our team uses state-of-the-art statistical research instrumentation. We provide training for personnel wanting to use similar software packages as part of ongoing education modules within various graduate programs at Cedars-Sinai.
Faculty and staff at the Biostatistics Shared Resource:
- Coordinate and manage statistical activities at Cedars-Sinai to ensure that investigators have ready access to statistical consultation and support.
- Provide statistical expertise in the design of experiments and studies, including research proposal development, sample size determination, randomization procedures and plans for interim reviews and final analysis.
- Assist with the writing of statistical components of manuscripts.
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