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Research Design and Biostatistics

Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core offers research design and biostatistical support for grant proposal development to clinical and translational researchers through the Research Design and Biostatistics program of the Miami CTSI.

Support

Biostatisticians in the BCCC are available to participate in grant development in various ways including:

  • Assisting with the formation and operation of a proposal development team.
  • Assisting the investigators in refining study questions and measurement methods.
  • Writing statistical analysis plans.
  • Computing precision, power, and sample sizes necessary to achieve a given precision of estimation or a given power.
  • Development of novel research design and biostatistical methods

Cost

Investigators may qualify for free support through service credits made available by the Miami CTSI.

How to Qualify for Service Credits

All research proposals and requests for CTSI support and resources should incorporate ideas and approaches from multiple disciplines and/or propose innovative research initiatives that have the potential to translate into improved health.

CTSI sets research priorities for:

  1. K-awardees
  2. Institutionally-funded pilot studies
  3. NIH grant submissions

Proposing studies that:

  1. Address health disparities/minority health/medically underserved communities or elucidate/tease effects of racial/ethnic minority status
  2. Propose the creation of new fields of study at the intersection between existing fields
  3. Are translational, and interdisciplinary (e.g. co-investigators from at least two schools/disciplines)
  4. Are collaborative (e.g. co-investigators from different scientific/clinical fields/subspecialties)
  5. Are multifaceted in research support demands, (e.g. requires use of more than one CTSI component’s services/resources or resources from another NIH-funded program grant such as P-awards, U-awards, R-awards, T-awards, etc.)

Applications are encouraged in the following scientific foci:

  • Obesity-related issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Low-birth weight
  • Therapeutic development

When to Contact

Grant proposals require intellectual contribution from teams with unique areas of expertise, biostatistics being one of them. It is important that biostatistical expertise be included as early as possible in the proposal development. The BCCC should be contacted at least two months before a grant submission deadline in order to provide assistance with proposals.

Contact
Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez
Email: mjrodriguez@biostat.med.miami.edu
Phone: 305-243-4465

Visit the main BCCC website for forms and more information. www.biostat.med.miami.edu/core

Office
Clinical Research Building, 10th Floor
1120 N.W. 14th Street (R-669), Room 1055
Miami, FL 33136

Walk-In Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 10 to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, and Thursday – 11 a.m. to Noon

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