Rather than relying on a single person’s education and background, you would have access to a range of levels (MS/junior to PhD/senior level statisticians), as well as taking advantage of the wide array of expertise within the Stat Lab collaborative pool of colleagues.
Stat Lab statisticians are mentored by senior faculty, providing a depth of shared experience that cannot be found in a single individual.
You avoid the management responsibility and facilities expense associated with a “regular” employee, while having the flexibility to obtain part-time or short-term support as needed.
You can control the specific costs associated with a project or grant.
You can secure intellectual collaboration on relatively short notice, without undergoing a time-consuming hiring process.
The Stat Lab works with you to help structure your research and analyses. As a collaborative partner, the Stat Lab can assist you in preparing grant proposals, designing studies, analyzing results, writing manuscripts, reporting to funding agencies, and with presentations of findings.
Support for staff salaries and benefits.
Support for the Stat Lab infrastructure.
Built-in “capacity” to respond to and collaborate on new projects as they arise.
No. We are happy to share our expertise with the University community by addressing quick biostatistical questions or providing short consultations at no charge.
If the question isn’t really “quick” and requires in-depth analysis or treatment, then we will work with you to structure a longer term collaboration.