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Biostatistics / Epidemiology Research Design (BERD)

Biostatistics / Epidemiology Research Design

The Biostatistics & Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) Program provides easily accessible, high-quality, and efficient consultation support to clinical and translational investigators by connecting them to a network of resources.

It offers collaboration on the development of Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals, federal and private grant proposals, and Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) proposals and assistance in using national databases to study important health issues.

BERD provides continuing education in statistical design and statistical methods for clinical and basic science investigators. BERD faculty perform original biostatistical research on topics related to the design and analysis of Clinical and Translational Research.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

Specific Aim 1 – Foster the next generation translational workforce by providing BERD education and training designed to increase quantitative knowledge and skills in using appropriate methodologies and embracing state-of-the-art technologies. OR (Evaluation Metrics Table) Increase quantitative knowledge & skill among CTSI investigators and scholars in SE Wisconsin

Objective 1: Create a data science certificate related to translational research
Objective 2: Use the mini-grant mechanism as the main BERD consultation vehicle
Objective 3: Integrate existing resources to complement BERD services
Objective 4: Enhance the visibility of BERD services

Specific Aim 2 – Provide Integrated Clinical Research Ensembles and Clusters with dedicated statistical support and analytical solutions to evaluate the effectiveness of institution-wide translational research initiatives

Objective 1: Work with ICRE project management to develop a process for providing and offering BERD support to approved ICREs
Objective 2: Develop a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of ensembles on promoting team science
Objective 3: Provide requested support to ensembles as requested

Specific Aim 3 – Foster the next generation translational workforce by providing BERD education and training designed to increase quantitative knowledge and skills in using appropriate methodologies and embracing state-of-the-art technologies. OR (Evaluation Metrics Table) Increase quantitative knowledge & skill among CTSI investigators and scholars in SE Wisconsin

Objective 1: Co-organize a workshop series in precision medicine and bioinformatics
Objective 2: Promote innovative education programs through the CTSA network

Specific Aim 4 – Develop novel tools and methods to address analytical and methodological challenges in common clinical and translational research issues OR (Evaluation Metrics Table) Promote innovative tools and methods to address barriers in clinical and translational research)

Objective 1: Explore opportunities to promote Methodologies to develop Clinical and Translational Research.

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

BERD continues to collaborate with the following Functions for the CTSA 3.0 Cooperative Agreement

  • ICRE
  • BMI/Informatics
  • Pilot

Services

  • Assistance with design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Design and analysis of observational studies
  • Design and analysis of surveys

  • Assistance with public databases
  • Sample size and power calculations
  • Data analysis and interpretation

Related Links

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.

PARTNERS

Children's Hospital of WisconsinMarquette UniversityMSOEUWMVersitiVA Medical Center