Working with CORES

Consult Process

Investigators should initiate the consulting process by submitting a consult request form. Collaboration and consulting begins by meeting to discuss the project and to estimate the amount of time required for completion. Some analytical problems can be solved during the initial meeting; however, most requests will require further work.


Consult Request Form


Research Support Services

  • Biostatistics Tutorials - Tutorials for standard analysis techniques including importing data, t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, and logistic regression using SPSS or SAS
  • Data Management - Importing datasets from excel into SAS, accessing data in Red Cap, creating new variables and datasets, updating/maintaining existing datasets as new data is generated
  • Geospatial Analyses - Geovisualization, geostatistics, spatial regression, point pattern analysis, regional analysis
  • Grant Writing & Development - Assistance reviewing grant applications, determining the statistical methods required to address the primary and secondary aims, writing, reviewing and/or editing the statistical analysis and power and sample size sections for proposals
  • Manuscript Development - Writing statistical methods sections describing the analyses performed, creating tables, figures and graphs, reviewing the results sections to ensure statistical analyses are accurately conveyed
  • Sample Size & Power Calculations - Determining the appropriate statistical test for study aim(s) of interest, obtaining estimates of potential effect sizes from investigators, using potential sample sizes provided by the investigator to determine power or necessary sample size 
  • Statistical Analyses - Linear regression, t-tests, mann-whitney tests, chi-square tests, logistic regression, mixed models, survival analysis, trajectory analysis, ANOVA, ANOCOVA 
  • Statistical Consultation - Discussion of the original problem in order to determine the statistical needs, periodic clarification during the work process to ensure accuracy, preparing and relaying the results in non-statistical language, reviewing results with the investigator to be sure they know what the results mean 
  • Statistical Programming -SAS programming for data management, sample size and power calculations and statistical analyses

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