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Study Design & Biostatistics Center

We are a team of over 40 biostatisticians, epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, health economists, psychometricians, and survey design researchers with a mission to advance high quality research at the University of Utah and affiliated institutions.

The following navigation bar describes a typical research process for collaborating with SDBC members on a manuscript. If you are looking for assistance with a grant proposal, you may benefit from reading the Get Started, Request Collaboration, and the grant preparation pages.


1. Get Started

  • Literature review
  • Develop research question(s)
  • Identify potential variables
  • Review study design guidelines

2. Request Collaboration

  • Our request form is short but vital to us!
  • We use it to determine the best research team
  • And to track progress and results

3. Statistical Analysis Plan

  • A statistical plan helps focus the research objectives
  • We use it to facilitate communication among the research team

4. Data Collection & Analysis

  • Best practices for data collection
  • How to format data for analysis

5. Publish

  • We help with all methodological aspects of manuscripts: tables, figures, methods, results, and discussion
  • Please send us the final draft for review prior to submission

Acknowledging the SDBC

Please use the following text to acknowledge the CTSI Study Design and Biostatistics Center:

"This investigation was supported by the University of Utah Translational Research: Implementation, Analysis, and Design (TRIAD), with funding in part from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UM1TR004409 (formerly 5UL1TR001067-05, 8UL1TR000105 and UL1RR025764)."