Biostatistical analysis enhances the robustness of research findings and should be employed for all types of research studies, including, but not limited to, basic, clinical, and population studies. Statistical consultation is especially valuable during the planning stage of a research study or a proposal for extramural funding. Powered studies are also now a requirement for both IRB applications and internal applications for gift funds appropriated through Funds Distribution Committee. The appropriate analyses provide a level of integrity and validity to research that strengthens the resulting findings enabling their acceptance by the biomedical community. DOVS offers two methods of biostatistical consulting.
Kyle Peterson, PhD
DOVS CORE BIOSTATISTICIAN
The UW-Madison Vision Research Core is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and provides several services including biostatistics & epidemiology (BERC – Biostatistics and Epidemiology Resource Core). With additional support from the department, assistance currently is available at no cost for all faculty and learners. These individuals should contact the biostatistician early on in the process of developing an idea or project design.
- Research Planning
- Provide assistance with both study design and sample size/power calculations.
- Data Analysis: Provide assistance with a particular analysis or choosing the right method for your study including but not limited to linear/logistic regression models, time series models, ANOVA/ANCOVA models, survival analysis and RNA-seq data analysis.
- Results Preparation and Presentation: Provide help with graph and table construction, results interpretation and the reporting of the used methods.
- Consulting Services: Provide consultation on statistical concepts (what is a p-value again?), methods (will a logistic regression be the right method for this situation?) or advanced analysis ideas.
INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH (ICTR)
Services through ICTR are provided by the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI). It is the policy of the Department of BMI that a request for biostatistics consultation must be made at least (3) weeks in advance of any grant, abstract, poster, or analysis deadline. For large grant submissions, like an R01, at least four (4) weeks’ notice is preferred.
Consultation/collaboration in the planning, design, conduct, and analysis of clinical/translational research.
The initial consultation is free of charge. Fees may be project dependent. Please inquire upon consultation whether fees will be incurred for your project.
DOVS Research Administration
WE CAN HELP
Please use Grant Proposal Submission Form link to initiate the process. This form will ask for basic information that will assist Vaqar and Inna with the creation of the budget, WISPER, and/or Cayuse record, or any other forms required by the sponsor. Please have the form submitted at least 10 business days before the proposal is due, so that there is time for SMPH and RSP to approve it.
PRACTICAL RESOURCES FOR THE RESEARCH PROCESS
The Researcher Toolkit is a resource for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and student researchers that points to helpful resources for each phase of your research project.
RAMP is a comprehensive research administration system that supports the entire research lifecycle, from proposal development and submission to award management and closeout.
Information for Effort Reporting through the Employee Compensation Compliance System (ECC).
Training opportunities for working in RAMP are offered on a regular basis by Research and Sponsored Programs and through the Graduate School Seminar Series.
Document that outlines the University’s policy on the ownership, access and distribution of tangible research property.
SMPH Office of Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies has created this service to assist with the planning, development, and administration of competitive grant proposals.
Research Data Services (RDS) is a free resource for anyone on the UW-Madison campus that provides consultations, best practice information, and education and training on research data management and sharing.
Outside Activities Disclosure needs to be filled out annually by all UW faculty.
RSP’s Frequently Needed Data has relevant information for your research needs.
While this book is written with new faculty in mind, the content provides information useful to research administrators. To locate, go to the External Resources dropdown and click on “New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding.”
UW SMPH research-related resources to help faculty and staff navigate institutional policies and procedures, find required or recommended trainings, locate opportunities for funding, and learn about research managements.
Outlines the responsibilities of PIs to rights of invention/intellectual property.
The Department of Medicine (DOM) offers an “Introduction to Research” course for faculty. The course has been offered on an annual basis and provides information on research program development and logistics.
Guidelines on preparing grant applications from the moment of conception to submitting the final proposal.
Mentoring to Achieve Research Independence (MATRIX) is an intensive 9-month mentoring program coordinated by the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and designed to help faculty members (mentees) successfully land their first National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Project Grant or equivalent.
This is a dashboard for all your research administration, compliance, and training information (Click Access the PI Portal on the right)