The goal of the Biostatistical Support Service is to provide investigators expert advice on proper study design and data analysis. The support includes consults with the center biostatistician, faculty consultants from the School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, and use of statistical software.
The biostatistical support includes:
* Provide advice about study design based on the scientific questions involved and definition of the study population.
* Help investigators with questionnaire design.
* Provide sampling strategies and sample size determination for the proposed studies.
* Verify that studies will have sufficient statistical power to support for inferences to be drawn.
* Assess the measurability of proposed study endpoints and ascertaining that plans have been made for data analysis.
* After approval, the biostatistician is available to consult on appropriate analysis and interpretation of the results.
"The goal of the Biostatistical Support Service is to provide investigators expert advice on proper study design and data analysis. The support includes consults with the center biostatistician, faculty consultants from the School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, and use of statistical software."
"Epi Info™, a suite of lightweight software tools, delivers core ad-hoc epidemiologic functionality without the complexity or expense of large, enterprise applications.
Epi Info™ is used worldwide for the rapid assessment of disease outbreaks; for the development of small to mid-sized disease surveillance systems; as ad hoc components integrated with other large scale or enterprise-wide public health information systems; and in the continuous education of public health professionals learning the science of epidemiology, tools, and techniques."
"LogXact is unequivocally the fastest and most powerful logistic regression analysis software available today."
"Sample size and power analysis software package."
"PASS performs power analysis and calculates sample sizes. Use it before you begin a study to calculate an appropriate sample size (it meets the requirements of government agencies that demand technical justification of the sample size you have used). Use it after a study to determine if your sample size was large enough.
PASS lets you solve for power, sample size, effect size, and alpha level. It automatically displays charts and graphs along with numeric tables and text summaries in a portable format that is cut and paste compatible with all word processors so you can easily include the results in your proposal."
"Stat/Transfer provides fast, reliable, and convenient data transfer between popular software packages.
Stat/Transfer handles missing data, value and variable labels and all of the other details that are necessary to move as much information as is possible from one file format to another.
Stat/Transfer provides both an easy-to-use menu interface and a powerful batch facility. Whether you are moving a simple table from Excel to SAS or moving megabytes of survey data between statistical packages, Stat/Transfer will save you time and money.
Stat/Transfer allows you to select output variables and control their storage types, allows case selection and random sampling, and provides a variety of options to let you tailor Stat/Transfer to match your needs and the nature of your data. The Stat/Transfer user interface lets you do routine transfers with just a few clicks."
Lab has two 2 copies of this software. "A fast, powerful statistical package designed for researchers of all disciplines."
"StaTable provides immediate access to the twenty-five most commonly used statistical distributions. With just a few keystrokes, the tail area or percentage point you want appears in a pop-up window. StaTable eliminates hunting for books of tables, interpolation, and risk of calculation error."
Business analytics software.
A "set of data and predictive analytics tools for business users, analysts and statistical programmers."