Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design
The CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core provides statistical and study design consultations as well as research-focused training through workshops and individual meetings. The BERD Core is housed in the Graduate School of Public Health.
BERD services are available to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, including faculty, fellows and medical students, and the Core prioritizes requests from junior investigators. The BERD Core supports the design and analysis of clinical and translational research projects. Quality improvement studies and research focused on medical education are not supported by BERD.
Consultation of up to ten hours of support per project is provided at no cost to the researcher. If a project exceeds ten hours, plans for additional time and resources can be discussed based on availability. Additional support is available through office hours held virtually or in-person at Forbes Tower, Suite 7057 on Fridays noon to 1 p.m.