Background of the Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD)

The CISD was created in March 2009 to integrate efforts that had been dispersed in the School of Medicine, including the:

  • Biostatistics Data Coordinating Center (providing design and implementation of specialized, innovative clinical study data management and visualization tools)
  • Biostatistics Shared Resource of the Stanford Cancer Center
  • Spectrum Biostatistics and Design Program
  • design and review capacity of the Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU)
  • clinical and translational research (CTR) offerings in pre-award design consultation service