Services offered for cancer-related clinical, population and basic science research

  • Grant proposal preparation
  • Clinical trial design, analysis, and monitoring (Phase I, II and III; single or multi-site)
  • Study design including sample size and power calculation
  • Statistical sections for IRB applications
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Manuscript, abstract, and presentation review and preparation
  • Response to reviewer comments
  • Mentoring of cancer research trainees (fellows, junior faculty)

We strongly advise early involvement of the Biostatistics Shared Resource in study planning. All proposals that come to the Cancer Center's Scientific Review Board are reviewed for statistical content (study design, analysis plan) and appropriate biostatistics support, and we are happy to assist with this planning.

For grant planning, please contact us at least 4-6 weeks before proposal is due so we can review the aims, preliminary results and methods, even if not in final form. We can then provide statistical sections including sample size and power, analysis methods, updated and targeted bio sketch, letter of support if needed and budget from our grants manager. We recommend a minimum of six weeks’ notice with more complex projects such as program projects, center applications and multi-site trials. Please allow for more time if you also need analysis of preliminary data.

Office Hours

Receive free input from a Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource biostatistician about the design, analysis, or presentation of your cancer research in a friendly and informal setting:

Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the CTSC
Reserve a time slot

Cost for services

Biostatistics help on grant proposals is provided free of charge. For other biostatistics assistance, up to 10 hours of unfunded support per project is provided for cancer center members. Please check with the Biostatistics Shared Resource director for costs for additional services.

For assistance, request biostatistics services here.

Additional links

Clinical and Translational Science Center Biostatistics

Division of Biostatistics, Public Health Sciences

Grant planning

Sample size calculation

Collaboration effort guidelines

Data preparation

Technical resources

Acknowledging the Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource

Publications that have utilized the Biostatistics Shared Resource must acknowledge the resource and the assistance provided by resource staff and cite the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. Please send an electronic copy of the final publication to the Biostatistics Shared Resource director.

We suggest the following acknowledgement statement:

This research was supported by the Biostatistics Shared Resource, funded by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI P30CA093373).”