The Office of Biostatistics (OBIOS) has a primary responsibility for providing statistical support services to all faculty, staff and students at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).
Design support includes producing power calculations, determining sample size, designing studies that minimize the effects of measurement and experimental error, and identifying appropriate methods for data collection, summary and analysis. Data base design
includes developing project specific systems for data acquisition, scheduling, and modification. Data management includes maintaining data bases and preparing data bases for analysis. Data analysis includes identifying and applying appropriate numerical procedures to allow valid statistical inferences.
Adaptation and development include quantitative research that will produce improved methods and procedures to collect, manage, analyze and interpret biomedical data. This usually occurs during a long-term collaboration between a UTMB researcher and a member of the Office of Biostatistics.
Special services are available to assist with the conceptualization, formulation, design, use and codification of these data gathering tools. Pilot testing, training, operational evaluation and analytic support can be obtained on a project specific basis.
Initial consultations and Grant Development are no cost. Statistical services may be paid for by including portions of a staff member's salary on funded projects or statistical services may be billed on an hourly basis:
Senior Biostatistician $120
Members of ITS MTTs are supported at no cost. Access to OBIOS through the ITS should be made either through the Coordination KR of the ITS or through direct contact with OBIOS