Co-Director: Hong Li, Ph.D.
Co-Director: Lihong Qi, M.S., Ph.D.

Video: Learn more about the expertise and resources offered to support Cancer Center researchers
from Dr. Laurel Beckett, former director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource and Distinguished Professor Emerita.

The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) is a core group of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing biostatistical support for the clinical, population, and basic science research efforts.

The purpose of the Biostatistics Shared Resource is to provide Cancer Center investigators with design support for conceptualizing and planning new studies and with analytic support for pilot projects and other internally funded research at the cancer center.

Statistical services of the BSR for research design, planning, and analysis are offered to members of the cancer center, subject to availability and adequate advance notice. The BSR provides pre-award biostatistics services without charge to directly support development of grant proposals that, if awarded, will include biostatistics funding for project-specific support. This support includes analysis of pilot data, calculation of sample sizes and power, and other small projects that are prerequisites for the development of grant proposals. Up to 10 hours of support per project is provided for other biostatistics assistance on unfunded projects. Priorities for without-charge support are determined in consultation with the CCSG leadership at weekly Internal Advisory Committee meetings. More information on services offered are described here.


This resource is funded by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI P30CA093373). Publications that have utilized facility resources, services or scientific data generated by the resource should acknowledge the resource or the assistance provided by resource staff and cite the NCI CCSG grant. An electronic copy of the publication should also be sent to the resource directors.

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