Granting agencies have growing expectations about the scientific rigor and reliability of the proposals for research projects and their derived publications. Therefore a Biostatistics Consulting Service was created under the supervision of Norbert Schmitz, PhD, and Aurélie Labbe, PhD.
The goal of the Service is to provide statistical and methodological support to PIs of the Douglas Institute and their students throughout all phases of their research projects, from design to results interpretation.
Collaboration and consultation services
The Biostatistics Consulting Service offers long-term collaboration as well as brief consulting assistance.
It is strongly recommended that you involve the Biostatistics Consulting Service as early as possible in your project so that you can receive assistance during the elaboration of the study design and make sure that the design and sample size will adequately support your study needs and research objectives.
Important: Principal investigators who wish to use the expertise of the Biostatistics Service must allocate a budget for these services from their research project grants.
Collaboration services include:
- Experiment planning:
- Design and sample size identification
- Selection of the appropriate statistical analysis
- Protocol drafting, etc.
- Data analysis and monitoring
- Report/publication writing
Norbert Schmitz, PhD, and Aurelie Labbe, PhD, are available for brief consultations that include:
- Guidance on SPSS or SAS®
- Specific statistical questions
- Results interpretation
- Paper reviews
Preparing for the first meeting
To facilitate communication and enhance the efficiency of the first meeting, you are invited to fill in this brief form and submit it by email as specified.
Calendar of events
Aurélie Labbe, PhD
Norbert Schmitz, PhD