Biostatistics Consultation and Education (Core E)

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General Biostatistical Support

Core E personnel work directly with investigators and their trainees to help them solve statistical and methodological problems. Consultations cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • Grant applications
  • Article submissions
  • Analysis plans
  • Training
  • Data organizations
  • Pre-processing of data
  • Interpretation of results



Domain-Specific Consultation

Core E personnel provide domain-specific assistance, for example:

  • Genetic/genomic analyses
  • Neuroimaging or psychophysiology data analysis



Training and Education Series

A major objective of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics services is training and education in methods, ranging from basic to cutting edge.

The series (2 Fall semester, 2 Spring semester) generally consists of three types of lectures:

  • Primer Lectures
    Introduce researchers to a topic at a basic level, assuming little prior knowledge. Primers serve as a refresher course, or an introduction into a new area.
  • Intermediate Lectures
    Target researchers with backgrounds in an area, or who attended an entry-level lecture in the area.
  • Partners Lectures
    Combine a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher with a Core biostatistical consultant. The researcher introduces the research problem, and the statistician presents a primer about an advanced statistical model and the results it produces. The researcher finishes with conclusions.


Attention Investigators!

If you make use of these services or facilities, please acknowledge this support in publications, as required by the EKS NICHD.

Sample: "Research supported in this publication was supported by the EKS NICHD of the NIH under Award #U54HD083211. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH."

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