The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education

Biostatistics & Study Design — Information & Consultations


Spectrum provides assistance to investigators for designing clinical trials through the Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD) which is housed in Health Research & Policy.

Services Provided
  • Pre-award & post-award support
  • Study design assistance
  • Advice on setup of data management
  • Training in study design, statistical analysis, use of data tools

Contact Information

Brit Turnbull   email
Ctr for Innovative Study Design
Dept of Health Research & Policy
(650) 725-4345

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

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