"The Biostatistics Core facility is a shared resource supporting consultation on biostatistics and epidemiology throughout the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). The mission of the core is to ensure that experimental designs, study monitoring and data analyses take advantage of robust, efficient methods that reflect 'best practices' in biostatistics and epidemiology; to support NIH-funded peer reviewed grants that do not contain salary support for statisticians; and to enable pilot and small scale studies to become part of successful applications for peer-reviewed funding."
These services are available to Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center members only. The Biostatistics Core is located across several of the member institutions of the DF/HCC. To contact the Core, please email or call the statistician associated with your disease site.
* Advice regarding and consultation with the Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) in the scientific and human protection reviews of clinical trials through membership on the DF/HCC Scientific Review Committees and the DFCI IRB, which serves as the central IRB for the DF/HCC.
* Advice and support in the preparation of grant applications of DF/HCC members.
* Advice and consultation to the Quality Assurance Office for Clinical Trials (QACT) on efficient and accurate database design and management of clinical research data.
"Biostatistical consulting in the planning, conduct, analysis and reporting of:
* Clinical trials. The Biostatistics Core consults on and reviews all clinical protocols activated by the DF/HCC.
* Epidemiologic and population based studies and studies in somatic genetics and the risk of cancer.
* Experiments in the biology of cancer, including genomic experiments and laboratory and animal studies.
* Translational research studies with combined measurements on clinical and biological parameters."
"Using the Ingres system on the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (DFCI) network."
"Scientific computing for data analysis and scientific graphics necessary for analyses of epidemiological, clinical, basic science, and genomic studies."
"Education for members of the DF/HCC in the areas of study design, data collection, computerization, and statistical methods for laboratory, clinical and population based studies."