The CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core provides statistical and study design consultations as well as researcher-focused mentoring and training. The BERD Core, housed in the Graduate School of Public Health, offers services such as:
BERD provides consultations for study design, statistics, and data analysis. Requests for consultations for grant applications, abstracts, or presentations must be made at least two months prior to the submission deadline to the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Research.
BERD services are available to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, including fellows and medical students, although the Core prioritizes requests from junior investigators.
Consultation of up to ten hours of support per project is provided at no cost to the researcher.
To enhance the efficiency and productivity of the meeting, it is suggested that researchers come to the initial meeting with their hypotheses and primary outcome. For data analysis, please have the de-identified data and the data dictionary available.
If the project exceeds ten hours, plans for additional time and resources will be discussed.
Educational opportunities for data science are of growing interest in the scientific community. Those interested in pursuing educational opportunities in data science at the University of Pittsburgh, but not clear on which path to pursue, can contact a data science education concierge to discuss opportunities available at the University of Pittsburgh.