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.
Need help with biostats or research design?
Reach out to the Biostatistics & Design Program.
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