The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education

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
Primary Contact

If you don't find what you are looking for, give us a call.

Contact Spectrum  email
(650) 498-6498

Spectrum, in association with the Department of Health Research and Policy – Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD), offers a free one-hour consultation for help with all aspects of study design, including ethics, biostatistics and data collection.

Discussion topics of interest:

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

Prior to your appointment:

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