Biostatistics support can range from a brief consultation to long-term engagement. Services include:
- Study design & protocol development
- Grant development
- Sample size calculation & power analysis
- Data management
- Data analysis & modelling
- Manuscript preparation
- Public data sharing
- Review and verification of analyses
Biostatistics personnel can be engaged on research projects as %FTE on a grant, internal billing to a research account, or invoicing for external clients.
There is no charge for an introductory meeting to discuss the project and scope of work.
As a cost-recovery service, rates are based on actual cost to the Department and School. The fee schedule includes all expenses related to personnel and enables them to perform their duties related to the research project and carry out the mission of the center.
Rates for research projects outside of Indiana University contain an additional component to help support the education, research, and service missions of the department.
Faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are available to collaborate as Co-Investigators where interests align.
The Indiana CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) program provides funding for BCC to support grant preparation, including study design, analysis plans, and sample-size/power calculations, at no charge to investigators for up to 4 hours of a biostatisticians time. Funding for biostatistics personnel in the grant budget may include faculty, Master's-level biostatisticians, and/or graduate students as needed for a strong proposal.
There is no charge for an introductory meeting to discuss your project and scope of work.
Free grant proposal support (<4 hours) is funded by CTSI for IU health research where BCC personnel are included in the grant budget.
Students should contact SSRC for free options.
Additional support is fee-for-service at the rates above. Contact us for more information.
See Resources for other research support.
Publication and Authorship
Biostatistics plays an important role in preparing study results for both presentations and papers. The biostatistician often contributes to the statistical methods and results sections. Authorship for members of the biostatistics team should be based on the accepted criteria of the journal, as well as IU Guidelines on Authorship . These criteria generally cite both study design and statistical analysis as intellectual input sufficient for authorship. Acknowledgements are appreciated when co-authorship is not warranted. Note that monetary support, either as salary support on grants or reimbursement for time, does not preclude or replace authorship.
Policies of the Biostatistics Consulting Center (BCC) are posted here including prioritization of work and confidentiality.