10 Issues to Define a Statistical Consulting Relationship

The following list is from Janice Derr's book Statistical Consulting: A Guide to Effective Communication (2000, Duxbury Press)

  1. What is your role?
  2. What are the roles of others on the project?
  3. How will communications be maintained?
  4. What are the "deliverables"?
  5. What are the deadlines?
  6. How will you be compensated for your participation?
  7. What are acceptable statistical practices?
  8. What are the ownership rights?
  9. What stipulations are there for security and confidentiality?
  10. When is a project finished?