Biostatistics & Study Design — Information & Consultations


Spectrum support for Clinical Research is divided into four stages, the first of which is DESIGNING YOUR STUDY.

This stage includes tasks and activities that occur early in the design & development of a study, such as:

  • biostatistics consultations
  • informatics consultations
  • bioethics consultations
  • identifying co-investigators and collaborators
  • exploring funding opportunities

The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research (Spectrum), in association with the Department of Biomedical Data Science, offers a free one-hour consultation on study design.

Find out more about the services offered by the Department of Biomedical Data Science, including help on a grant application or study protocol (design, statistical plans, power and sample size, database design).

Discussion topics of interest include:

  • Statistical design, sample size and power
    (Consultants: McMillan, Narasimhan, Tamaresis)
  • Statistical analysis of preliminary data (limited availability)
    (Consultants: McMillan, Tamaresis)
  • Other data management issues (e.g. validation) – data entry services not available
  • Advice on analyzing data
    (Consultants: McMillan, Tamaresis)
  • Statistical analysis of data (limited availability)
    (Consultants: McMillan, Tamaresis)
  • Formulating a statistical analysis plan
    (Consultants: McMillan, Narasimhan, Tamaresis)
  • Organizing your data for capture into a database
  • Statistical support for Data Safety Monitoring Board (limited availability)
  • Advice on responding to journal review
    (Consultants: McMillan, Narasimhan, Tamaresis)
  • Help in designing a cancer clinical protocol
    (Consultants: McMillan, Narasimhan, Tamaresis)

Prior to your appointment:

Next Steps