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The biostatisticians and data managers of the Department of Biostatistics play a collaborative role in the research studies in which they participate. Explore policies and procedures that apply to Research Collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics.
Fees apply for certain support services offered by the Department of Biostatistics. The fee schedule includes all expenses related to time spent by department personnel for the research project. These include use of the department’s computing facilities, systems support, software, administrative support, professional travel, supplies and telephone. These rates are based on actual costs to the Department of Biostatistics. Rates for research projects outside of Indiana University contain an additional component to help support the educational and service missions of the department.
After the initial meeting with the researcher, the primary biostatistician on the project or a designee will prepare a detailed estimate of the funding needed based on the scope of work and the Department of Biostatistics fee schedule (see table below). This includes determining what types of biostatistics support personnel are needed for the project (see fee schedule below for list of roles). Please contact George Eckert for further information.
|Fees||IU Rate/hour||Outside Rate/hour*|
|PhD Student Statistician||$65||$73|
The Department of Biostatistics holds a no-cost, weekly walk-in clinic. A biostatistician is available to provide brief consultations on study design, sample size and power calculations, data analysis advice, interpretation of results and statistical software. No reservations are required. This clinic is provided by the IU School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics and the Indiana CTSI Design and Biostatistics Program. The clinic is held in the Rotary Building (Room 130)—typically on Mondays from noon to 2 pm. If more in-depth (or potentially fee-based) support is needed, a biostatistician can guide researchers to the appropriate person.