The Statistics Unit conducts collaborative research and provides a statistical consultancy service to all researchers from:
We are very motivated and pleased to support quality statistical design, analysis and interpretation of research. We recommend seeking our help at the beginning of a research project, however we are available at any stage. This includes assistance with:
The Statistics Unit also aims to improve the collective statistical and software knowledge of the organisations, through advice, tutoring, and training. We can assist with all your statistical needs and provide a sound statistical framework for your research. We receive direct financial support from QIMR Berghofer, MNHHS, Mater Research and grants where collaborative work is carried out.
During 2019, we made the following contributions to medical and public health research productivity:
Level 12, Bancroft Centre, QIMR Berghofer.
Queensland Health: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/hsu/pha
We enjoy collaborating in your projects, and recognise that there are many different levels of input that we can provide. When the statistics unit provides a significant intellectual or scholarly contribution to the research and its output, authorship for the biostatistician should be considered. This decision should be made with reference to the formal authorship guidelines provided by the NHMRC and ICMJE.
Statistical methods are an integral part of most scientific research activities. Everyone from research students to senior researchers will benefit from establishing an amicable working relationship with statistics. Available training programs are advertised on the Institute’s events page.
Statistical analysis is not necessarily a simple process and ongoing support may take days, weeks, or even months depending on the magnitude of the project and the competing demands on the biostatistician. An efficient statistical analysis will depend on how well defined your research question is, the data collection process, and how well the database has been prepared.
The following links provide advice on what you can do yourself before meeting with a biostatistician: