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Biostatistics / Epidemiology Research Design (BERD)

Biostatistics / Epidemiology Research Design

The Biostatistics & Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) Program provides support to the program by providing statistical support to investigators on study design, data management, data entry, scannable form development, statistical software usage and analysis.

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.

The 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.


  • 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

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