Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

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Our goal

OCTRI's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) program provides biostatistics support to basic, clinical, and population science investigators. The goal of the BERD program is to improve scientific quality and rigor of translational research through statistical collaboration and support at all phases of research.

Accessing BERD support

Many of OCTRI's BERD activities take place within the Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP) at OHSU. The BDP is a university research core and is a resource for investigators with biostatistical, epidemiological, and data management support needs.

Research design is a strong area of expertise for the BDP team.  BDP experts can help design several types of research studies, including:

  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical and community-based intervention studies
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Observational studies

BDP experts can also help with epidemiologic analysis, sample size and power, high-dimensional data analysis, risk prediction, complex survey analysis, time-to-event and longitudinal models, and statistical simulation. 

The BDP consists of PhD faculty and master’s-level statisticians who are committed to, and experienced in, collaborating with clinical and translational investigators.

Learn more about how OCTRI works with the BDP and on the BDP web page or email with questions.

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Need help with biostats or research design?

Reach out to the Biostatistics & Design Program.

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OCTRI Research Forum 

Monthly series on current topics in clinical and translational research.  

View past BERD seminars and look for upcoming ones

Get research support from the Clinical & Translational Research Center

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