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Research Support Centre Biostatistics Group
The Biostatistics group working in collaboration with investigators
The Biostatistics Group enables the application of the best possible quantitative methods in health research, assisting in the translation of research findings to public and patients’ health care.
Aim of the Biostatistics Group
To design and analyse health studies and conduct research on statistical methodology required for the solution of biomedical problems.
- Staff: 9 statisticians ranging from Reader to senior RAs in Medical Statistics with joint appointments with the UCL Department of Statistical Science, NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre Education and Biostatistics Theme, PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Neurology and Institute of Women’s Health.
- Biostatistics Group staff
- Expertise: Drug trials (all phases), Complex intervention and Health services trials, Observational studies, Meta-analysis, Development of risk prediction algorithms, Health economic evaluation.
Biostatistics Group activities
1. Collaborate with health researchers on grant applications and research projects:
Research grants successes (2009 -11): co-applicant on 20 successful grants (including NIHR) involving 10 trials.
- Practical Statistics for Medical Research: 4 day. CPD approved annual course for 65 participants.
- Design and Analysis of Health Studies: 2 day annual CPD approved course for 40 participants.
- Biostatistics Weblectures
3. Advice on Study Design for Research Projects:
In 2011 BSG advised on more than 100 UCLH/Royal Free & UCL projects.
- How to obtain advice from the Biostatistics Group
- Protocol guidelines for observational studies and clinical trials (non-CTIMPS)
4. Research on statistical methodology: lead applicant on methodology project grants on risk prediction and cost-effectiveness.
5. Statistical review of clinical trial protocols as part of the UCL sponsorship process
How to seek Biostatistics Group collaboration & advice
This is available to biomedical researchers at UCLH and Royal Free Trusts and UCL Medical School (but not to students or for animal studies)
- Advice is free
- Statistical collaboration will require funding and involvement from the design stage
Please contact BSG at an early stage (i.e.design) and leave good time before deadlines (at least 2 months).