Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core at Puget Sound Blood Center's Research Institute provides statistical services to investigators doing both basic and clinical research. These services range from assistance with initial study/experiment design to writing statistical sections of project proposals and manuscripts. The key areas of support provided are:

Study Design / Project Proposal Development

  • consideration of population of inference and appropriate experimental units within the population, sampling considerations
  • power/sample size determinations
  • development of a statistical analysis plan

Data Management

  • database design, setup and management
  • data collection: data capture, data QA
  • report generation

Data Analysis / Summarization

  • directed data analysis using standard statistical packages
  • development of statistical analysis algorithms for non-standard analyses
  • graphical data presentation

Proposal, Report, Manuscript Writing

  • collaborate with investigators to write statistical sections of project proposals, reports and manuscripts
  • in-context interpretation of results of statistical analyses