Biostatistics office hours support is provided free of charge.
Biostatistics support for preparing grant proposals is provided free of charge. However, funding to provide an adequate level of statistical support for the project should be included in the proposed budget. Guidance on the appropriate level of effort is provided in our Guidelines for Estimating Biostatistician Effort and Resources on Grants (PDF).
For projects without external funding, unfunded biostatistics support is limited to 10 hours for faculty and staff and 2 hours for medical residents and students. Beyond 10 hours, our standard recharge rate of $89/hour applies.
Within the 10-hour limit, we can advise on appropriate statistical methods for data analysis, assist with interpreting the results, review draft manuscripts, assist with responding to reviewer comments, and consult on general statistical questions. Usually, this level of effort is not sufficient for us to conduct statistical analyses except for simple, straightforward projects. A clean, well-structured, and documented data set is required for us to conduct the analyses. Detailed information on preparing your data for analysis is provided on our Statistics Resources page.
All projects supported by extramural funding must provide cost recovery for professional statistical services at a level commensurate with the available funding and level of effort. Guidance on the appropriate level of effort is provided in our Guidelines for Estimating Biostatistician Effort and Resources on Grants (PDF).