Clarification of research question, identification of outcomes, confounding variables management, sample size requirements (power analysis); advantages/disadvantages of collection methodology.
Ethics and Grant Applications
Feedback on clarity of aims, statistical analysis proposed, power calculations, advice.
Data Collection Layout
Data Conversion for Statistical Package Use
Writing code to read files, file conversion from one file format to another.
Data Set Preparation
Reshaping data from wide to long format, merging data sets, data checking and issue identification, creation of new more efficient variables.
Analysis and Feedback
Analysis of data, assisting with interpretation, software tuition.
Assist with interpretation of results, client review, manuscript preparation including statistical methods, formulations tables/graphs.
Review and edit manuscripts.
Consultation and advice on research project design and analysis.
Workshops and Training
Custom designed workshops for your team.
Assistance with manuscript preparation, editing, review and rebuttal will be free of charge if the statistician is offered and accepts co-authorship on the paper. Otherwise the fee for service model will apply.
Assistance with study design, sample size calculations and analysis plans for grant applications will be provided free of charge. This is in addition to the free day mentioned above, conditional on the inclusion of an appropriate budget for statistical support and a commitment to spend these funds with the Foundation’s biostatistical team.
The following eligibility criteria apply:
1. Research Focus
- Data must have a research focus.
Note: QA or compliance monitoring projects will not qualify without a substantial research component such as the evaluation of an intervention in a designed study.
2. Data Source
- Data must be sourced from within EMHS or 50 Murray St.
Note: A process will be established to facilitate consideration of projects where data are sourced from another location e.g. a national database, where the principle investigator is based within EMHS or 50 Murray St.
- The principle investigator must be based within EMHS or at 50 Murray St.
- Supervisor(s) of Advanced Trainees and PhD students must be located within EMHS or at 50 Murray St.
- PhD students must also be based within EMHS or at 50 Murray St.
- MD student research projects will not qualify for the free 7.5 hours.